Would Aluminum and Nickel Content of Apricot Pose Health Risk to Human?

Notulae Scientia Biologicae. 2012;4(2):91-94 DOI 10.15835/nsb.4.2.7349


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Journal Title: Notulae Scientia Biologicae

ISSN: 2067-3205 (Print); 2067-3264 (Online)

Publisher: University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca

Society/Institution: Horticulture and Forestry Society from Transylvania (SHST)

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Agriculture (General) | Science: Science (General)

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English

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Gholamhossein DAVARYNEJAD (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Department of Horticultural Science, 1775-1163)

Safieh VATANDOOST (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Department of Horticultural Science, 1775-1163)

Hamed KAVEH (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Department of Horticultural Science, 1775-1163)

Tamas Peter NAGY (University of Debrecen, Institute for Research and Development, 138 B�sz�rm�nyi Street, H-4032 Debrecen)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Higher demands of food production for human consumption increased uses of fertilizers and other chemicals that arise in a major public problem and heavy-metal pollution. Levels of Aluminum and Nickel which affect mankind health in exact doses, were determined in fresh and dried samples of �Jumbo Cot�, �Tom Cot�, �Gold Strike�, �Gold Bar�, Bergeron�, �Bergarouge�, �Sweet Cot�, �Yellow cot� and �Zebra� apricot cultivars to assess possible health risk of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) consumption. Highest content of Al and Ni among all cultivars, where 9.71 and 2.14 mg/kg of dehydrated apricot samples. Fresh fruit samples maximally contain 2.9 and 0.425 mg/kg of Aluminum and Nickel respectively. Data analysis showed significant differences between cultivars for Al and Ni. Furthermore, to reveal the health-risk possibility of dried and fresh fruit consumption daily intake of elements and health-risk index were calculated and compared.