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Lead-cadmium accumulation in agricultural soils and health implications

Kayode, O.T and Oyeyemi, Kehinde D. (2024) Lead-cadmium accumulation in agricultural soils and health implications. In: 7th International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development and Workshop, 2024, Online.

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The use of pesticides in farms has made agricultural soils often contaminated with heavy metals, excess of which the soils could pollute the environment and potentially damage human health through accumulation in the food chain. The geochemical compositions in agricultural soils from two commercial farms were analysed using ICP-MS. Trace elements are needed in minute quantities in soils but can be toxic to plants and humans with health implications at elevated rates. Soil samples from the study area were analysed and the result revealed that lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) concentrations in the study sites were within the FAO/WHO standard limits. The implications of elevated rates on crops and humans alike are highlighted in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pesticides, Lead, Cadmium. Agricultural soil, ICP-MS, Health
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2024 15:37
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2024 15:37

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