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Oganesyan Asmik Al'bertovna, Nersisyan Gayane Samvelovna, Khachatryan Lilit Robertovna
Center for Ecological Noosphere Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia

Abstract. This article discusses the results of the recent research of the heavy metals pollution of vegetables and mulberry fruits growing in the territory of Yerevan. The main purpose was the assessment of the safety of vegetable food for the prevention of potential risks for the population health. The accumulation of nickel and lead in vegetables in concentrations exceeding maximum permissible limits was found out. The high concentrations of lead and mercury were identified in mulberry fruits.
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