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TableĀ 6 Mean HQ values of PTEs via intake of vegetables from wastewater irrigated farms

From: Health risk assessment of potentially toxic elements via consumption of vegetables irrigated with polluted river water in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Elements Individual Eth. Kale Lettuce Cabbage S. chard Carrot Potato Average HQ
Cr Adults 0.007 0.011 0.007 0.008 0.009 0.006 0.008
Children 0.008 0.012 0.008 0.009 0.011 0.007 0.009
Mn Adults 1.243 1.875 1.292 6.483 0.620 0.238 1.959
Children 1.428 2.155 1.485 7.453 0.712 0.274 2.251
Fe Adults 1.568 4.272 3.152 3.196 1.891 0.897 2.496
Children 1.802 4.911 3.623 3.674 2.174 1.031 2.869
Cu Adults 0.741 1.736 0.503 1.787 1.131 0.808 1.118
Children 0.852 1.995 0.578 2.055 1.301 0.929 1.285
Zn Adults 0.768 1.013 0.498 1.188 0.474 0.301 0.707
Children 0.883 1.165 0.572 1.366 0.545 0.346 0.813
As Adults 1.522 2.057 1.646 2.417 1.029 0.617 1.548
Children 1.750 2.365 1.892 2.779 1.182 0.709 1.780
Sr Adults 1.051 0.316 0.674 0.472 0.219 0.028 0.46
Children 1.208 0.364 0.775 0.542 0.252 0.032 0.529
Cd Adults 0.494 0.602 0.247 0.633 0.288 0.216 0.413
Children 0.568 0.692 0.284 0.727 0.331 0.248 0.475
Ba Adults 1.442 0.558 0.977 2.134 0.582 0.061 0.959
Children 1.657 0.641 1.123 2.454 0.669 0.070 1.102
B Adults 0.672 0.654 0.524 1.040 0.552 0.188 0.605
Children 0.773 0.751 0.602 1.196 0.635 0.216 0.696
V Adults 0.001 0.003 0.002 0.002 0.001 0.0007 0.0017
Children 0.002 0.003 0.002 0.003 0.002 0.0008 0.0021
Co Adults 0.008 0.042 0.030 0.049 0.022 0.019 0.028
Children 0.009 0.048 0.035 0.056 0.025 0.021 0.032
Ni Adults 0.194 0.560 0.389 0.454 0.309 0.170 0.346
Children 0.223 0.644 0.447 0.522 0.355 0.195 0.398
  1. Exceedances are in italics