Spatial and temporal variations in Pb concentrations and isotopic composition in road dust, farmland soil and vegetation in proximity to roads since cessation of use of leaded petrol in the UK.

@article{MacKinnon2011SpatialAT,
  title={Spatial and temporal variations in Pb concentrations and isotopic composition in road dust, farmland soil and vegetation in proximity to roads since cessation of use of leaded petrol in the UK.},
  author={Gillian MacKinnon and Angus B. Mackenzie and Gordon T. Cook and Ian D Pulford and Harry J Duncan and E. Marian Scott},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2011},
  volume={409 23},
  pages={5010-9}
}
Results are presented for a study of spatial distributions and temporal trends in concentrations of lead (Pb) from different sources in soil and vegetation of an arable farm in central Scotland in the decade since the use of leaded petrol was terminated. Isotopic analyses revealed that in all of the samples analysed, the Pb conformed to a binary mixture of petrol Pb and Pb from industrial or indigenous geological sources and that locally enhanced levels of petrol Pb were restricted to within 10… CONTINUE READING