IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Geetanjali Chauhan & Prof. U.K.Chauhan
In India, farmers are blindly using untreated industrial waste water for crops and vegetable production especially in peri-urban areas. Nowadays, increasing attention has focused on heavy metal concentrations of vegetables all over the world. Heavy metals have positive and negative roles in human life. Intake of vegetables is an important path of heavy metal toxicity to human being. The use of industrial waste water for irrigation exposes humans at various health risks. This is because heavy metals are not easily biodegradable and consequently can be accumulated in human vital organs. This situation cause varying degree of illness based on acute and chronic exposures. The present study was conducted to assess the risk to human health by heavy metals (Fe, Zn, Cu, Pb, Cd, Mn and Cr) through the intake of locally grown vegetables in Rewa city (M.P.) India, where, soils contaminated with heavy metals were mainly due to waste water irrigation from Cement Plants (Bela and Naubasta) and may be possible atmospheric deposition.