This study was conducted to determine the concentration of heavy metals Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Arsenic (As) and Copper (Cu) in ten vegetables. The purpose of this study was to study the Heavy metal content i.e. Pb, Cd, As and Cu in vegetables irrigated by Panjara River and to analyze the level of heavy metals by the different vegetables, for this study four areas were selected around the Dhulia urban region. Each area was situated near the bank of Panjara River. The vegetable samples from four different sites were collected and digested by using tri-acid digestion method.
Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and processed foods continue to be the major sources of essential trace elements in humans’ diet required for proper body development. However, food products can potentially be contaminated by toxic heavy metals (HMs) from environmental contamination or industrial food processing. The deleterious health implications of essential trace and macro elements’ deficiency and toxic consequences of HMs in humans necessitate proactive monitoring of the essential trace elements and HMs concentrations in the humans diet to ensure public health safety.