CURRENT METHODS FOR HIGHLIGHTING THE HEAVY METALS IN FRUIT

  • Claudiu-Denis Filip Universitatea de Științe Agricole și Medicină Veterinară (USAMV) Cluj-Napoca
  • Mirela Coman
Keywords: Heavy metals, contamination, Transfer Factor Soil-Fruits

Abstract

The paper makes a comparative analysis of two methods for the detection of heavy metals in fruit. The results of the analyses carried out by these methods for two fruit families of great economic interest, the families Rosaceae and Musaceae, are presented and compared. The analyses are for consumer fruits (apples, pears, and bananas) from different continents and temperate climates. Heavy metals (HM) with toxic potential for the human body, namely Pb, Ni, Cr, Fe, Zn, Cu, have been detected in these fruits. The results show a significant exceedance of the EDI limits by both methods used. To minimize the associated risks, it appears necessary to monitor and manage these effect concentrations by knowing the source concentrations as well as the specific soil-fruit transfer factor.

Published
2023-07-12