Data to understand the biotransfer of heavy metals along the soil-plant-edible insect-human food chain in Africa

Abstract:

Data on the biotransfer of heavy metals along the soil-plant-edible insect-human food chain collected along a 60km pollution gradient is presented here. These datasets consists of concentrations of eight heavy metals (Arsenic, Cadmium, Copper, Chromium, Iron, Nickel, Lead and Zinc) in the soils, in five host plants species, and in seven edible insect species determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS). Datasets for the daily intake of metals and target hazard quotients for each edible insect species are also given. These data demonstrate the potential biotransfer of heavy metals along the soil-plant-edible insect-human food chain, and that edible insects harvested in heavy metal-polluted environments could pose serious health risks. These datasets provide further understanding of the relationships among metal concentrations in the soils, host plants and edible insects, particularly in the mining regions. For further details, refer to the article, “Biotransfer of heavy metals along the soil-plant-edible insect-human food chain in Africa” Mwelwa et al.,
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APA

Susan, M (2024). Data to understand the biotransfer of heavy metals along the soil-plant-edible insect-human food chain in Africa. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/data-to-understand-the-biotransfer-of-heavy-metals-along-the-soil-plant-edible-insect-human-food-chain-in-africa

MLA 8th

Susan, Mwelwa "Data to understand the biotransfer of heavy metals along the soil-plant-edible insect-human food chain in Africa" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/data-to-understand-the-biotransfer-of-heavy-metals-along-the-soil-plant-edible-insect-human-food-chain-in-africa. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

MLA7

Susan, Mwelwa . "Data to understand the biotransfer of heavy metals along the soil-plant-edible insect-human food chain in Africa". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/data-to-understand-the-biotransfer-of-heavy-metals-along-the-soil-plant-edible-insect-human-food-chain-in-africa >.

Chicago

Susan, Mwelwa . "Data to understand the biotransfer of heavy metals along the soil-plant-edible insect-human food chain in Africa" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/data-to-understand-the-biotransfer-of-heavy-metals-along-the-soil-plant-edible-insect-human-food-chain-in-africa