Ambient trace element background concentrations in soils and their use in risk assessment.

M. Diez Ortiz, M. Simón, F. Martín, C. Dorronsoro, I. García, C.A.M. van Gestel

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Abstract

The definition of ambient background concentrations (ABCs) is used in this study to assess the potential environmental risk of trace elements in soils and parent materials from Granada, Spain. Two different layers of soil (0-20 and 20-40 cm) and parent material samples were collected at 93 sites. From cumulative frequency distribution curves, ABCs for As, Co, Cu, Cr, Ni, Pb and Zn were estimated at 3.5-20, 7-23, 13-25.6, 29-66, 7-20, 15-36, and 5.5-76 mg kg
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4622-4632
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume407
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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