Gobal Advanced Research Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology (GARJEST) ISSN: 2315-5140
March 2013 Vol. 2(3), pp. 082-085
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Cadmium, Copper, Lead and Zinc levels in sorghum and millet grown in the city of Kano and its environs

Dahiru M. Faruruwa1* Umar A. Birnin Yauri2 and Sani M. Dangoggo2

1Department of Chemistry, Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna.
2Department of Chemistry, Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Sokoto

*Corresponding Author E mail: faruruwa@hotmail.com

Accepted 15 March, 2013

Abstract

The amounts of cadmium, copper, lead and zinc on tissues of sorghum and millet grown in Kano city and the environs were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry. Analyses were performed on sample leaves, grains as well as the soil were the plants grew. Leaves of all the cereals studied showed a higher content of the metals than the grains. The location with higher levels of heavy metals in the soil also showed to have higher metal uptake by the various parts of the crops.

Keywords: Heavy metals, sorghum, millet, Kano.

 

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