Study on heavy metal contamination of agricultural soils and vegetables grown in the Delhi segment of Yamuna river basin, Global Health Perspectives

Sehgal Meena, Suresh R, Sharma Ved Prakash, Gautam Sumit Kumar
Global Health Perspectives, Vol 2: xx–xxp.
2014

The treated or untreated industrial wastewaters from different sources are discharged into Yamuna river. The river water, when used for irrigation or during flood, introduces these contaminants including heavy metals to the agricultural soils of the cultivated area in flood plain of Yamuna. Subsequently, these metals are transported from soils to the edible parts of grown crop resulting into accumulation in local communities.