Detection of arsenic in water, herbal and soil samples by neutron activation analysis technique
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Arsenic contamination of ground water is well understood while other environmental systems are rarely considered to be contaminated by arsenic. A vital issue is whether or not appreciable arsenic transmits through the food chain. Reportedly, ayurvedic herbal medicine products (AHMPs) manufactured in Asia were found to be contaminated by harmful level of Arsenic. This study was aimed to quantify the arsenic levels in water, herbal and soil samples collected from the same origin using highly accurate neutron activation analysis (NAA) technique. Harmful level of arsenic was detected in most of the water and soil samples. Moreover, a considerably harmful level of Arsenic was detected in herbal samples collected from the same origin. As a result, AHMPs manufactured in Asia might be contaminated by arsenic through arsenic contaminated herb plants.

Author(s): 
Islam, M. T.
Islam, S. A.
Latif, S. A.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Journal Abbreviation: 
Bull Environ Contam Toxicol
Publication Date: 
Sep 2007
Publication Year: 
2007
Pages: 
327-330
Volume: 
79
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0007-4861
DOI: 
10.1007/s00128-007-9209-4
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 17639332

Turabian/Chicago Citation

M. T. Islam, S. A. Islam and S. A. Latif. Sep 2007. "Detection of arsenic in water, herbal and soil samples by neutron activation analysis technique." Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 79: 3: 327-330. 10.1007/s00128-007-9209-4.

Wikipedia Citation

<ref> {{Cite journal | doi = 10.1007/s00128-007-9209-4 | issn = 0007-4861 | volume = 79 | pages = 327-330 | last = Islam | first = M. T. | coauthors = Islam, S. A., Latif, S. A. | title = Detection of arsenic in water, herbal and soil samples by neutron activation analysis technique | journal = Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology | date = Sep 2007 | pmid = | pmc = }} </ref>