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Table 1 Concentration (mg kg−1) of heavy metals in sliced watermelon fruits purchased from Isinkan market

From: Level of heavy metals in sliced watermelon fruits in selected markets in Akure, Nigeria

VendorsNickelChromiumCopperCadmiumLead
A0.25 ± 0.03a0.11 ± 0.01c0.14 ± 0.02bc0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
B0.21 ± 0.02a0.00 ± 0.00a0.07 ± 0.01ab0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
C0.35 ± 0.04b0.00 ± 0.00a0.06 ± 0.04a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
D0.20 ± 0.01a0.00 ± 0.00a0.17 ± 0.02c0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
E0.57 ± 0.00c0.06 ± 0.02b0.04 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
F0.57 ± 0.00c0.10 ± 0.03bc0.11 ± 0.01abc0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
Control0.27 ± 0.01a0.00 ± 0.00a0.08 ± 0.01ab0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a