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Table 2 Comparison of the heavy metals content in agricultural products samples with Permissible limit of Iran/EC/FDA (μg/kg)

From: Quantitative measurement of toxic metals and assessment of health risk in agricultural products food from Markazi Province of Iran

Type of food samples Mean ± SD Maximum permisible level of EC Maximum permisible level of Iran Maximum permisible level of FDA p- value
As Cd Hg Pb Cd Hg Pb Cd Hg Pb Cd Hg Pb Hg Pb Cd
Legume (n = 60) ND ND 35.45 ± 6.36 562.17 ± 34.39 20 300 500 6000 0.040 0.042
Wheat (n = 30) ND ND 39.54 ± 7.26 372.69 ± 26.35 30 500 100 500 6000 0.025 0.030
Potato (n = 30) ND 27.46 ± 2.33 17.47 ± 1.67 470.52 ± 12.61 30 5 100 20 100 500 1000 0.04 0.043 0.043
  1. ND not detect