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Soil pollution by PAHs in urban soils: a comparison of three European cities.
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Pyrogenic origins, especially motor vehicle exhausts, are suggested to be the major sources of PAHs in urban soils of the three cities, with the largest concentrations found in sites close to the historic quarters of the cities. Expand
The variability of polychlorinated biphenyls levels in urban soils from five European cities.
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Differences in PCB profiles were observed among cities, due to the combined effects of the age of the contamination, different sources of PCBs and differences in climate (which influence volatilisation and deposition). Expand
Mercury in urban soils: a comparison of local spatial variability in six European cities.
TLDR
High variability of mercury concentrations was observed, both within each park and between cities, reflecting contributions from natural background, previous anthropogenic activities and differences in the ages of cities and land use, local environmental conditions as well as the influence of their location within the urban area. Expand
Metals in particle-size fractions of the soils of five European cities.
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An inverse relationship was found between the AF of some metals and the percentage of <10 microm particles that could be of use in risk assessment or remediation practices. Expand
FRACTIONATION OF POTENTIALLY TOXIC ELEMENTS IN URBAN SOILS FROM FIVE EUROPEAN CITIES BY MEANS OF A HARMONISED SEQUENTIAL EXTRACTION PROCEDURE
The revised (four-step) BCR sequential extraction procedure has been applied to fractionate the chromium, copper, iron, manganese, nickel, lead and zinc contents in urban soil samples fromExpand
Cobalt and secondary poisoning in the terrestrial food chain: data review and research gaps to support risk assessment.
TLDR
The soil-to-plant transfer of Co appears to be viable route to expose lower trophic levels to biologically significant concentrations and Co is potentially accumulated in biomass and top soil and discusses the toxicology and potential for bio magnification and food chain accumulation. Expand
Bioavailability of arsenic and antimony in soils from an abandoned mining area, Glendinning (SW Scotland)
TLDR
Bioavailability of As in the biota, was shown to be limited by pH, and in spite of the considerably high As and Sb contents of the soil the plant contamination remained comparably low, but still exceeded background values. Expand
The relevance of speciation in the remediation of soils and sediments contaminated by metallic elements--an overview and examples from Central Scotland, UK.
  • A. Hursthouse
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM
  • 2001
TLDR
The focus of the discussion is to highlight the generation of reliable speciation information and the problems associated with impact and risk assessment, and the laboratory to field scale evaluation of contaminant behaviour and the approach used to assess the reliability of remediation options. Expand
A review of regulatory decisions for environmental protection: part I - challenges in the implementation of national soil policies.
TLDR
This paper proposes a framework that combines the D-P-S-I-R structure of policy evaluation with the Source-Pathway-Receptor approach to health risk assessment to support the development of effective country specific regulatory decisions for managing contaminated land in countries where these are yet to be implemented. Expand
Chromium speciation in natural waters draining contaminated land, Glasgow, U.K.
Historically, solid waste from chromite ore processing has been disposed of at a number of sites in Glasgow, Scotland. Leachate from these sites has been implicated as a source of chromium (Cr)Expand
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