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Urban farming as a possible source of trace metals in human diets.

Rapid industrialization and urbanization has greatly increased the concentrations of trace metals as pollutants in the urban environment. These pollutants (trace metals) are more likely to have adverse effect on peri urban agriculture which is now becoming a permanent feature of the landscape of many urban cities in the world. The present review reported on the concentrations of trace metals in crops and leafy vegetables harvested from different urban area thus highlighting the presence of trace metals in leafy vegetables. The report further highlighted various pathways of uptake of trace metals by leafy vegetables such as the foliar, roots and possible health risk associated with urban faming. In addition, the review also describes various morphological and physiological impacts of trace metals in leafy vegetables. Some defensive mechanisms and positive aspects of trace metals in plants were also highlighted.

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1 - Sefako Makgatho Health Science University, Biology, P.O. Box 139, Medunsa, Pretoria, 0204, Rsa

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Presentation Type: Recent Topics Poster
Session: P
Location: Hall D/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PRT012
Abstract ID:1794
Candidate for Awards:None

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