Teores de metais pesados e caracterização mineralógica de solos do Cemitério Municipal de Santa Cândida, Curitiba (PR)

  title={Teores de metais pesados e caracterizaç{\~a}o mineral{\'o}gica de solos do Cemit{\'e}rio Municipal de Santa C{\^a}ndida, Curitiba (PR)},
  author={Yara Jurema Barros and Vander Freitas Melo and S{\^o}nia Zanello and Elma Neri de Lima Roman{\'o} and Patr{\'i}cia Rafaela Luciano},
The metal pieces of coffins, such as handles and adornments, are considered the main source of soil heavy metal contamination. Other sources of pollutants are the products used in the body embalming, wood preservatives and fluids released from body decomposition. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clay fraction mineralogy and heavy metal contents of soils from Santa Cândida Municipal Cemetery, in Curitiba (PR), and estimate the contamination risk. The samples were collected at… CONTINUE READING