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Table 2 Concentration (mg kg−1) of heavy metals in sliced watermelon fruits purchased from Shasha market

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

VendorsNickelChromiumCopperLeadCadmium
A1.21 ± 0.02e0.11 ± 0.02c0.07 ± 0.01a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
B1.29 ± 0.01f0.04 ± 0.01ab0.09 ± 0.01a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
C0.37 ± 0.01b0.07 ± 0.03bc0.11 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
D0.72 ± 0.01d0.00 ± 0.00a0.07 ± 0.02a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
E0.46 ± 0.03c0.21 ± 0.03d0.07 ± 0.01a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
F1.41 ± 0.03g0.23 ± 0.01d0.09 ± 0.03a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
Control0.27 ± 0.01a0.00 ± 0.00a0.08 ± 0.01a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
  1. Means having the same alphabet within the column are not significantly different from each other using ANOVA and Duncan’s test at α = 0.05