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Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Vol.61 No.3 September 2010. -

The aim of this study was to determine and compare Ba, Cr, Cd, Fe, Sr, Pb, and Zn content in medicinal herbs Urtica dioica L., Taraxacum officinale, and Matricaria recutita growing in polluted and unpolluted areas of the Republic of Macedonia. The metal content was determined using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy ICP-AES. In the unpolluted area of Mt. Plačkovica the metal content in Taraxacum officinale was in the descending order: Fe>Sr>Zn>Ba>Cr, while Pb and Cd were below the limit of detection. In the polluted area of Veles, the order was as follows: Fe>Zn>Sr>Pb>Ba>Cd>Cr. Our results suggest that quality assurance and monitoring of toxic metals is needed for plants intended for human use and consumption. Medicinal plants should be picked in areas free of any contamination sources.

Ba; Cd; Cr; Fe; Matricaria recutita; Pb; Sr; Taraxacum officinale; Urtica dioica; Zn



Autor: Darinka Gjorgieva - orcid.org-0000-0003-2574-3153 ; Faculty of Medical Sciences -Goce Delčev- University, Štip, Skopje, Macedon

Fuente: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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