Identification and mapping of heavy metal pollution in soils of a sports ground in Galway City, Ireland, using a portable XRF analyser and GIS.

@article{Carr2008IdentificationAM,
  title={Identification and mapping of heavy metal pollution in soils of a sports ground in Galway City, Ireland, using a portable XRF analyser and GIS.},
  author={Ramona Carr and Chaosheng Zhang and N. Moles and Marie Harder},
  journal={Environmental geochemistry and health},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={45-52}
}
Heavy metals in urban soils continue to attract attention because of their potential long-term effects on human health. During a previous investigation of urban soils in Galway City, Ireland, a pollution hotspot of Pb, Cu, Zn and As was identified in the sports ground of South Park in the Claddagh. The sports ground was formerly a rubbish dumping site for both municipal and industrial wastes. In the present study, a portable X-ray fluorescence (PXRF) analyser was used to obtain rapid in-situ… CONTINUE READING
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