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Abstract                 Volume:5  Issue-1  Year-2017          Original Research Articles


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Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals for Population via Consumption of Vegetables Collected from Khassa River, Kirkuk City, Northern Iraq
Sabah A. Ismail and Shwan M. Rashid*
Applied Geology Department, College of Science, Kirkuk University, Iraq
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was carried out to investigate heavy metal accumulation inthirty-three soil samples from different depths and six vegetable samples and to assess the human health risks of vegetable consumption. Four vegetable types (cress, leek, chard and celery) were irrigated with wastewater cultivated on farmland contaminated with heavy metals (Cu, Pb, Zn, and As) from Khassa river of Kirkuk city. The order of heavy metal concentration was found in Zn > Cu>Pb>As in vegetable samples and Zn > Cu>Pb>As was observed in soil samples. The health risk assessment methods include target hazard quotient (THQ) and hazard quotient (HQ) were used to assess the human health risks posed by heavy metals through vegetable consumption.

Keywords: Heavy metal, Health risk,Vegetables, Wastewater.
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How to cite this article:

Sabah A. Ismail and Shwan M. Rashid. 2017. Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals for Population via Consumption of Vegetables Collected from Khassa River, Kirkuk City, Northern Iraq.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(1): 104-110
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.501.013