Resuspension of soil as a source of airborne lead near industrial facilities and highways.

@article{Young2002ResuspensionOS,
  title={Resuspension of soil as a source of airborne lead near industrial facilities and highways.},
  author={Thomas M Young and Deo A Heeraman and Gorkem Sirin and Lowell L. Ashbaugh},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={2484-90}
}
Geologic materials are an important source of airborne particulate matter less than 10 microm aerodynamic diameter (PM10), but the contribution of contaminated soil to concentrations of Pb and other trace elements in air has not been documented. To examine the potential significance of this mechanism, surface soil samples with a range of bulk soil Pb concentrations were obtained near five industrial facilities and along roadsides and were resuspended in a specially designed laboratory chamber… CONTINUE READING