Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in soils and vegetation near an e-waste recycling site in South China: concentration, distribution, source, and risk assessment.

@article{Wang2012PolycyclicAH,
  title={Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in soils and vegetation near an e-waste recycling site in South China: concentration, distribution, source, and risk assessment.},
  author={Yan Wang and Zhongjing Tian and Haolin Zhu and Zhineng Cheng and Meiling Kang and Chunling Luo and Jun Yu Li and Gan Zhang},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2012},
  volume={439},
  pages={
          187-93
        }
}
This study determined the concentrations of PAHs generated from e-waste recycling activities and their potential impacts on soil, vegetation, and human health. The total PAH concentrations in soils and plants ranged from 127 to 10,600 and 199 to 2420 ng/g, respectively. Samples from an e-waste burning site had higher PAH concentrations than samples from adjacent locations. The PAHs in plants varied with plant species and tissue, and Lactuca sativa L. contained the highest PAHs of all the… CONTINUE READING

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