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Parasitic Contamination of Raw Vegetables in Shahroud, Semnan
Saeid Nazemi , Mehdi Raei , Mohammad Amiri , Reza Chaman
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Background : Given the importance of healthy vegetables, the present study was conducted to determine parasitic infection of vegetable consumed in Shahroud.
Materials and Methods : This cross-sectional study has been conducted on 92 samples of various vegetables collected from 16 vegetable growing farms and 1 vegetable process workshop.
Results : Sixty two percent of tested vegetables lacked parasites and the highest amount of parasites observed (34.78%) was related to Giardia lamblia. A significant relationship was observed between parasite and having toilets in the farms as well as the extent of farms.
Conclusion : safety of fertilizers consumed by farms and healthy fruits can have an effective role in reducing the parasitic infections.

Keywords: Vegetables, Shahroud, Contamination
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Environmental Health
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
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Nazemi S, Raei M, Amiri M, Chaman R. Parasitic Contamination of Raw Vegetables in Shahroud, Semnan. ZJRMS. 2012; 14 (8) :84-86
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