Soil samples from five automobile workshops in Akure, Nigeria were analysed for heavy metals and pH. The samples taken at depths 0-15, 15- 30, 30- 45 and 45-60 cm were analyzed for Ba, Ni, Cr, Pb, Cu, Fe, Cd, Co and Zn metals. pH of soils ranged between 5.80 and 8.60. Cd was not detected in soil samples from all sites, Co was not detected in soils from Ilesha-garage. Fe and Zn were of high concentrations in all the sites considered; Cu and Cr had concentrations about 100 mg kg1 in all sites. Ba, Cu, Zn and Fe were in high concentrations of 133.1, 151.4, 782.2 and 634.3 mg kg1, respectively at Ilesha-garage. Pb and Cr, have concentrations of 292.4 and 181.8 at Ijapo, respectively, while Ni and Co have 62.1 and 109.4 mg kg-1 at Oyemekun, respectively. Generally, many variations exist in concentrations within sites at different depths. However, applying an adopted C/P index value for determining total heavy metal pollution status within the depths and between the sites, the degree of heavy metal pollution was in the order: Ijapo Ilesha garage Ondo road Oyemekun Oke-ijebu.
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