Effect of Bauxite Mineralized Soil on Residual Metal Levels in Some Post Harvest Food Crops in Jamaica

Wright, Vincent; Jones, Stephen; Omoruyi, Felix
October 2012
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology;Oct2012, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p824
Academic Journal
The concentrations of nine residual metals in some Jamaican foods were determined using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry technique. Cadmium concentration was highest in yellow yam (0.21 mg/kg). Sweet potato had the highest concentrations of lead (0.31 mg/kg), arsenic (0.70 mg/kg) and mercury (0.35 mg/kg). Samples from Grove Place exceeded the regulatory limits of 0.1 mg/kg for cadmium, lead and arsenic and 0.05 mg/kg for mercury. Significant correlations were found between soil and agricultural produce concentrations for cadmium and lead (r ≥ 0.5). These results suggest that the elements were available in soluble forms in the soil for absorption by food crops.


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