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Volume 2015, Article ID 720341, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/720341
Research Article

Heavy Metal Contents and Physical Parameters of Aegiceras corniculatum, Brassica juncea, and Litchi chinensis Honeys from Bangladesh

1Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh
2Agrochemical and Environmental Research Division, Institute of Food and Radiation Biology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Savar, Dhaka 1349, Bangladesh
3Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
4Human Genome Centre, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia

Received 9 August 2015; Accepted 19 October 2015

Academic Editor: Bruno Rocha

Copyright © 2015 Nandita Sarker et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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