Heavy metal concentrations in a soil-plant-snail food chain along a terrestrial soil pollution gradient.

M.J.M. Notten, A. Oosthoek, J. Rozema, R. Aerts

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    Abstract

    We investigated concentrations of Zn, Cu, Cd and Pb in the compartments of a soil-plant (Urtica dioica)-snail (Cepaea nemoralis) food chain in four polluted locations in the Biesbosch floodplains, the Netherlands, and two reference locations. Total soil metal concentrations in the polluted locations were 4-20 times higher than those in the reference locations. Positive relationships between the generally low leaf concentrations and the soil concentrations were found for Zn only (r
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)178-190
    JournalEnvironmental Pollution
    Volume138
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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