Heavy Metal Contamination in Vegetables Grown in Peri-urban Areas

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Fresh vegetables in urban areas are mostly sourced from peri-urban areas, which serves as an important source of income for peri-urban farmers.

Abstract: There is an increasing demand for vegetables in mega cities and large towns, especially among urban consumers, mostly met by vegetable production in the peri-urban areas. However, farming practices using wastewater and large amounts of agrochemicals along with atmospheric depositions of heavy metals have resulted in contamination posing a health threat to consumers.

The author is an Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Biology and Wildlife Sciences, Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam. mayuri.chabukdhara@gmail.com. The article should be cited as Chabukdhara M., 2019. Heavy Metal Contamination in Vegetables Grown in Peri-Urban Areas. Geography and You, 19(24) 42-47

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