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Table 3 Concentration (mgkg−1) of heavy metals in sliced watermelon fruits purchased from Oja-Oba market

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

VendorsNickelChromiumCopperLeadCadmium
A0.75 ± 0.01b0.08 ± 0.01b0.09 ± 0.01ab0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
B1.20 ± 0.05c0.00 ± 0.00a0.13 ± 0.03b0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
C1.42 ± 0.02d0.12 ± 0.02c0.10 ± 0.01ab0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
D0.32 ± 0.03a0.00 ± 0.00a0.07 ± 0.01a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
E0.94 ± 0.03c0.00 ± 0.00a0.07 ± 0.01a0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
F0.23 ± 0.01a0.10 ± 0.02bc0.10 ± 0.02ab0.00 ± 0.00a0.00 ± 0.00a
Control0.27 ± 0.01a0.00 ± 0.00a0.08 ± 0.01ab0.00 ± 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