J Environ Manage 2021 Apr 28;291:112637. Epub 2021 Apr 28.
Nuclear Technique Laboratory, University of Science, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; Faculty of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Science, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
The contamination of heavy metals in agricultural ecosystem is one of the most important problems in developing countries as Vietnam. In this study, we investigated the multi-element concentrations in soil, vegetables, soil-to-plant transfer factors and target hazard quotient (THQ) due to the consumption of heavy metals in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In general, the element concentrations in soil and plants were similar to different studies in the world and in the range of allowable values provided by WHO and the Ministry of Health of Vietnam. Read More