Arsenic in the food chains of a revegetated metalliferous mine tailings pond.

@article{Milton1999ArsenicIT,
  title={Arsenic in the food chains of a revegetated metalliferous mine tailings pond.},
  author={Adrian Milton and Mark S. Johnson},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={1999},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={765-79}
}
The environmental distribution, transfer and ecotoxicological risk associated with arsenic in a grassland ecosystem established on metalliferous mine tailings has been determined. High levels of arsenic in the mine tailings (630 +/- 34 mg kg-1) were not reflected in live vegetation due to the physico-chemical nature of the tailings which mitigate against plant uptake. However, elevated levels of arsenic were associated with plant litter. Low concentrations of arsenic in herbivorous… CONTINUE READING