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M.Sc Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad,Iran.
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Rice is the main food of people in Iran and about 2.4 billion of the world population. Although its cultivation areas are less than wheat but 85% of the total product is used by people. Consumption of rice per person is estimated 42.5 kg in Iran. So it is the second high consumed agricultural product. The aim of this study was determination amount of toxic and heavy metals in high consumed rice varites cultivated in different areas of Lorestan province. Materials and Methods: In this study 99 rice samples (Tarem and Domsiah) cultivated in three areas of Lorestan( khorramabad, Dorud and Borujerd) province were collected. Amount of Lead and Cadmium were analyzed by atomic absorption model BRAIC WFX 130. Data were gathered and analyzed by SPSS software and compared with national standards. Results: The results for Cd and Pb were 0.037±0.06 and 0.077±0.08 mg/kg respectively. Conclusion: Cadmium and Lead levels in rice samples caltivated in Lorestan province were less than Permissible limit, so there is no risk for human health.

Keywords: Rice, Lead, Cadmium, Lorestan
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2011/03/8 | Accepted: 2017/06/6 | Published: 2017/06/6