Status of metal accumulation in farmland soils across China: from distribution to risk assessment.

@article{Niu2013StatusOM,
  title={Status of metal accumulation in farmland soils across China: from distribution to risk assessment.},
  author={Lili Niu and Fangxing Yang and Chao Xu and Huayun Yang and Wei-Ping Liu},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2013},
  volume={176},
  pages={55-62}
}
Increasing metal pollution has drawn broad public attention in China due to severe environmental quality deterioration. However, so far, there has been no study to survey metal accumulation in Chinese farmland soil at the national scale. In this study, we determined 11 metals in farmland soils across the Mainland China. Our results indicated the concentrations of Pb, Cd, Zn, and Cu (10.1-184.2, 0.082-1.31, 20.2-321.9, 8.2-515.9 mg/kg, respectively) were elevated above their reference values… CONTINUE READING

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