Cadmium content of phosphate fertilizers used for tobacco production

  title={Cadmium content of phosphate fertilizers used for tobacco production},
  author={Nicolas Lugon-Moulin and Liam A. M. Ryan and Paolo Donini and Luca Rossi},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) leaves may accumulate relatively high levels of cadmium (Cd). The presence of cadmium in soils originates from both natural and anthropogenic sources. In particular, phosphate fertilizers can contain high Cd levels due to the presence of cadmium in the phosphate rock used for their manufacture. In order to investigate the Cd concentration in phosphate fertilizers used for tobacco production, fertilizers were sampled worldwide and analyzed for Cd and phosphorus… 

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