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Heavy metal contamination in food crops irrigated from Bengaluru’s lakes


Team Udayavani, Jan 24, 2021, 7:09 PM IST

Bengaluru: Scientists in Bengaluru have found several heavy metals in crops and vegetables grown on soil irrigated with water from lakes in the city.  Toxic levels of four heavy metals, chromium, nickel, cadmium and lead have been found

The researchers said this was a result of farmers using lake sediments and silt in agricultural fields.

According to Phys.org, For the study, N.B. Prakash, a professor at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and one of the authors of the study, analysed the soil and vegetable crops such as spinach, coriander greens, amaranth and kohlrabi, irrigated with water from six of these lakes—Margondanahalli, Yele Mallappa Shetty, Hoskote, Varthur, Byramangala and Jigani.

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