Determination of toxic trace elements in foodstuffs, soils and sediments of Bangladesh using instrumental neutron activation analysis technique

Shaikh Abdul Latif, D. Afroj, S. M. Hossain, M. S. Uddin, M. A. Islam, K. Begum, Y. Oura, M. Ebihara, M. Katada

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Abstract

The concentrations of arsenic (As), chromium (Cr) and iron (Fe) were determined in the foodstuffs, soils and sediments from various areas in Bangladesh and new data for these toxic trace elements were given. The arsenic pollution problems in the most of the areas of Bangladesh are of geological origin. The high level of As in foodstuffs, soils and sediments, except for tannery sediments is probably positively correlated to the Fe concentration. An excessive amount of chromium was found in the sediments from the tannery area of Bangladesh.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-388
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • As, Cr, Fe contamination
  • Foodstuffs
  • Research reactor
  • Sediments
  • Soils

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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