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Heavy metals' data in soils for agricultural activities

Adagunodo, T. A. and Sunmonu, L. A. and Emetere, Moses (2018) Heavy metals' data in soils for agricultural activities. Data in Brief. pp. 1847-1855.

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In this article, the heavy metals in soils for agricultural activities were analyzed statistically. Ten(10)soil samples were randomly taken across the agricultural zones in Odo-Oba, southwestern Nigeria. Ten(10)metals; namely : copper(Cu), lead(Pb),chromium(Cr), arsenic(As), zinc(Zn), cadmium(Cd),nickel(Ni),antimony(Sb), cobalt(Co) and vanadium(V) were determined and compared with the guideline values.When the values were compared with the international standard,none of the heavy metals in the study area exceeded the threshold limit.However,the maximum range of the samples showed that Cr and V exceeded the permissible limit which could be associated with ecological risk.The data can reveal the distributions of heavy metals in the agricultural top soil of Odo-Oba, and can be used to estimate the risks associated with the consumption of crops grown on such soils.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural soils Heavy metals Contamination Environment Soil screening Geostatistics
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 10:39
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 10:39

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