| || Estimation of Uranium in Some Edible and Commercial Plants
Author : Choudhury, S.;Boruah, M.;Goswami, T.D.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:42(4) ; 1992 ; pp 241-243
Subject : 58 Botany;57.089 Biomedical Sciences
Keywords : Toxicology
Abstract : The trace contents of uranium have been estimated in some edible and commercial plants by PTA method. The groups of food plants studied are cereals, pulses, underground vegetables, leafy vegetables, and fruit vegetables. The commercial plants and ingredients taken are betel leaves, tobacco leaves, areca nuts, and lime. Among the different samples studied, the average uranium content, in general, is found to vary from 0.25 to 2.67 ppm.