Vol 16 No 4 (2010)
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Hazardous element content and consumption risk of 9 apricot cultivars

Published August 16, 2010
G. H. Davarynejad
Department of Horticultural Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Po.box 91775-1163.
S. Vatandoost
Department of Horticultural Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Po.box 91775-1163.
M. Soltész
Institute for Research and Development, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, 138 Böszörményi street, Hungary
J. Nyéki
Institute for Research and Development, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, 138 Böszörményi street, Hungary
Z. Szabó
Institute for Research and Development, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, 138 Böszörményi street, Hungary
P. T. Nagy
Institute for Research and Development, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, 138 Böszörményi street, Hungary
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Davarynejad, G. H., Vatandoost, S., Soltész, M., Nyéki, J., Szabó, Z., & Nagy, P. T. (2010). Hazardous element content and consumption risk of 9 apricot cultivars. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 16(4), 61-65. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/16/4/919

Abstract

The heavy metals pollution is one of the problems that arise due to the increased uses of fertilizers and other chemicals to meet the higher demands of food production for human consumption. In order to assess possible health risk of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) consumption, levels of Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury and Lead were determined in fresh and dried samples of "Jumbo cot", "Tom cot", "Gold strike", "Gold bar", "Bergeron", "Bergarouge", "Sweet cot", "Yellow cot" and "Zebra" apricot cultivars. Wet digestion of samples with concentrate HNO3 – H2O2 digester mixture and inductively coupled plasma–atomic emission spectroscopy was used. Highest content of As, Cd, Hg and Pb among all cultivars, were 0.5, 0.04, 1.5 and 0.5mg/kg of dried apricot samples. Fresh fruit samples also contain 0.2, 0.016, 0.6 and 0.2 mg/kg of Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury and Lead respectively. Daily intake of metals, hazard quotient and health risk index to reveal health risk possibility of dried and fresh fruits consumption were calculate and compared.

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