Determination of Heavy Metals in White Rice of Tarom Cultivar in First and Second Cultivation in Mazandaran Province, Iran
Rahim Shaeri1, Naghmeh Mobarghaee2, Houman Liaghati3
1Azad University Ayatolah Amoli of Amol, Agro technology, Science and Seed Technology, Iran
Rice is one of the most important foods in the diet of people around the world. Statistics show that China, with the production of about 146 million tons of rice in the 2019-2020 crop year, has the highest production of this food in the world, and India and Indonesia with 118 and 34 million tons, respectively are located, in the second and third place in the world. In Iran, in 2020, 2.6 million tons of white rice were produced in the country at the area of about 800,000 hectares. Heavy metals are one of the most dangerous contaminants for health and enter the human body through food. Irrigation with sewage, pesticide and fertiliser application are the most important factors in increasing heavy metals in the soil and food.
Keywords: heavy metal, Food safety, Iran, Mazandaran, rice, second cultivation
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