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Heavy Metal(loid) Levels in Paddy Soils and Brown Rice in Korea
- Kunhikrishnan, Anitha ;
- Go, Woo-Ri ;
- Park, Jin-Hee ;
- Kim, Kwon-Rae ;
- Kim, Hyuck-Soo ;
- Kim, Kye-Hoon ;
- Kim, Won-Il ;
- Cho, Nam-Jun
- Received : 2015.09.24
- Accepted : 2015.10.26
- Published : 2015.10.31
There is an increasing concern over heavy metal(loid) contamination of soil in agricultural areas including paddy soils. This study was conducted to monitor the background levels of heavy metal(loid)s, arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) in major rice growing soils and its accumulation in brown rice in Korea. The samples were collected from 82 sites nationwide in the year 2012. The mean and range values of As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, and Zn in paddy soils were 4.41 (0.16-18.9), 0.25 (0.04-0.82), 13.24 (3.46-27.8), 0.047 (0.01-0.20), 13.60 (3.78-35.0), 21.31 (8.47-36.7), and 54.10
Heavy metal(loid)s;Paddy soil;Brown rice;Bioconcentration factor
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