Assessing geochemical influence of traffic and other vehicle-related activities on heavy metal contamination in urban soils of Kerman city, using a GIS-based approach

@article{Hamzeh2011AssessingGI,
  title={Assessing geochemical influence of traffic and other vehicle-related activities on heavy metal contamination in urban soils of Kerman city, using a GIS-based approach},
  author={Mohammad Ali Hamzeh and Alijan Aftabi and Mohammad reza Mirzaee},
  journal={Environmental Geochemistry and Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={577-594}
}
Heavy metal pollution caused by traffic activities is increasingly becoming a great threat to urban environmental quality and human health. In this paper, soils of Kerman urban and suburban areas were collected to assess the potential effects of traffic and other vehicle-related pollution by heavy metal accumulation in soils. Eighty-six samples were collected along streets and from residential and rural sectors, as well as vehicle-related workshops from depth of 0–5 and 15–20 cm and analyzed by… CONTINUE READING
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