Radish plant was collected along with root and soil from the nearby area of a Municipal Solid Waste dumping site of the metropolitan
city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India and analyzed for a wide range of elements using the EDXRF technique with a 109Cd point source and a Si(Li) detector. The samples comprized of the root-soil, root and leaves. For quality control purposes,
NIST standard reference material (SRM) 1648 Urban Particulate Matter had also been analyzed using the same procedure as for
the samples. Concentrations of elements with X-ray energies in the range of 3–20 keV in the soil around the root and their
uptake pattern by the root and the leaves have been estimated.