Green manure plants for remediation of soils polluted by metals and metalloids: ecotoxicity and human bioavailability assessment.

@article{Foucault2013GreenMP,
  title={Green manure plants for remediation of soils polluted by metals and metalloids: ecotoxicity and human bioavailability assessment.},
  author={Yann Foucault and Thibaut L{\'e}v{\^e}que and Tiantian Xiong and Eva Schreck and Annabelle Austruy and Muhammad Rizwan Shahid and Camille Dumat},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2013},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={1430-5}
}
Borage, white mustard and phacelia, green manure plants currently used in agriculture to improve soil properties were cultivated for 10 wk on various polluted soils with metal(loid) concentrations representative of urban brownfields or polluted kitchen gardens. Metal(loid) bioavailability and ecotoxicity were measured in relation to soil characteristics before and after treatment. All the plants efficiently grow on the various polluted soils. But borage and mustard only are able to modify the… CONTINUE READING