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The concentration of heavy metals such as Lead (Pb), Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Chromium (Cr) and Iron (Fe) were evaluated in forty-eight plant samples from previously remediated oil spill sites located in Abia, Imo and Rivers states for two different seasons using Atomic Absorption spectroscopy (AAS) in order to assess their availability in the plants. The results obtained were subjected to Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple comparisons using IBM SPSS version 26.0. Results showed concentration of zinc, copper, chromium and copper were below the minimum limits of 6.0mg/kg by WHO, while cadmium and mercury levels were below detectable level of the AAS. However, lead concentrations in all the plant samples exceeded minimum acceptable limits of 0.1mg/kg as specified by WHO, as well as 0.2/0.3 for WHO/FOA joint standards.
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