SAFETY OF THE FRESH VEGETABLES FROM IRRIGATION WITH WATER RIVERJournal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2013-03-02
Authors : Klementina Puto;
Page : 211-218
Keywords : fresh vegetables; irrigation; fecal coliforms; water river;
Today the good quality of life is the main target worldwide. A healthy way of life is closely related to the environment where we live, care and safety for food quality, where mostly are involved little or no processed products such as fruits and vegetables. It is important that food products are not contaminated by pathogenic microorganisms, which have a major impact on public health. Today, even in Albania, is really important the protection of human health, as related to lifestyle, environment, eating habits, etc. Erzeni River flows into the Adriatic Sea, having traversed the regions of Tirana and Durres. In this way, the physical-chemical and biological quality of the water river is present in the agricultural activity of these regions. Poor quality of the Water River used for irrigation is one of the reasons for the presence of microbial pathogens in fresh vegetables. The microorganisms present in these products come mainly from agricultural land and irrigation water. In this paper is analyzed the presence of the microbial pathogens (fecal coliforms) and the influence of physical-chemical factors along the Erzeni River during 2011. Also, is analyzed the influence of the water river used for irrigation in salads. Consequently, the salad irrigated by the water river result much polluted, specifically CF. The microbial contamination at levels 3-4 times above the permitted levels of urban pollution requires treatment and continuous monitoring of the water river as one of the immediate tasks with impact in the public health.
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