Cadmium Content in Plant Products Cultivated Near a Copperworks
Danuta Figurska-Ciura, Monika Bronkowska, Dagmara Orzeł, Marzena Styczyńska, Joanna Wyka, Karolina Łoźna, Jadwiga Biernat, Alicja Żechałko-Czajkowska
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Institute of Human Nutrition, Department of Food Storage and Technology,
Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Norwida 25, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2010;19(6):1383–1390
The contents of cadmium were determined in plant products cultivated in the neighborhood of the Głogów (n=127) and Legnica (n=18) copperworks. The contents were recorded using the atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) method after dry mineralization, and cadmium was extracted to isopropylacetone. The results were compared with the acceptable levels established in Europe. The content of cadmium ranged between 0.0-76.0% of allowable values. The exceeded content of cadmium was found only in one sample.