REVIEW PAPER
Nitrogenous Contamination in Iranian Vegetables: a Review
 
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Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Social Development and Health Promotion Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
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Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
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Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
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Student Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
Online publish date: 2018-06-25
Publish date: 2018-07-09
Submission date: 2017-10-10
Final revision date: 2017-11-21
Acceptance date: 2017-12-07
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2018;27(6):2405–2416
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Vegetables are the main source of nitrate food contamination. More than 80% of nitrates are consumed by humans through vegetables. The present study was conducted to investigate the contamination of nitrite and nitrate vegetables in Iran. In this systematic overview we reviewed all internal and external databases for relevant articles. According to different studies, contamination was detected in different types of vegetables in different regions of Iran. Articles that examined nitrite values above the standard limit were not reported. Due to nitrate contamination in vegetables in some cities of Iran and the effects of this nitrogen combination on human health, it is necessary to find a solution in this regard.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Abdollah Dargahi   
Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran., Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran., +21 hamadan, Iran
eISSN:2083-5906
ISSN:1230-1485