Heavy metal detection in soil and related health aspect at aila inundated sundarban region, bangladesh
The work was conducted on some soil samples collected from Aila flood water inundated 3 unions of Shamnagar upazila, Satkhira, Bangladesh where Aila flood water inundated and were few months. The soil samples were analyzed to determine elemental contamination by PIXE analysis. The elemental concentration of Ni, Cu, Zn, Hg and Pb in the investigated soil samples is higher than the values obtained from reference soil samples provided from IAEA. The elevated amount of Ni, Cu, Zn, Hg and Pbmay affect the geological properties of the soil and thus play some important role ofanatomical characters and heavy metal accumulation potentiality during the development and growth of plants in the area whichultimate affect on population health.The present work also will be useful in providing environmental monitoring base dataof those particular areas.
Aila, PIXE, Heavy metal, Environment, Health, Base data
Sk. Abdul KaderArafin, A. K. M. Fazlul Hoque, M. Joynal Abedin, Atef El-Taher