Assessment of potential health risk for inhabitants living near a former lead smelter. Part 2: site-specific human health risk assessment of Cd and Pb contamination in kitchen gardens

@article{Pelfrne2012AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of potential health risk for inhabitants living near a former lead smelter. Part 2: site-specific human health risk assessment of Cd and Pb contamination in kitchen gardens},
  author={Aur{\'e}lie Pelfr{\^e}ne and Francis Douay and Antoine Richard and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Vaillant Roussel and Bertrand Girondelot},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
  year={2012},
  volume={185},
  pages={2999-3012}
}
Metal contamination of urban soils and homegrown products has caused major concern. In Part 1, we investigated the long-term effects of a former smelter on the degree of kitchen garden-soil contamination and the quality of the homegrown vegetables from these gardens. The results showed that the soils retained a high level of contamination and that a large proportion of the vegetables produced did not comply with the legislation on the levels of metals allowed for human consumption. The present… CONTINUE READING

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