Using the mehlich-3 soil test as an inexpensive screening tool to estimate total and bioaccessible lead in urban soils.

@article{Minca2013UsingTM,
  title={Using the mehlich-3 soil test as an inexpensive screening tool to estimate total and bioaccessible lead in urban soils.},
  author={Kristen Kathleen Minca and Nicholas Thomas Basta and Kirk G Scheckel},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={1518-26}
}
In cities nationwide, urban agriculture has been put on hold because of the high costs of soil testing for historical contaminants such as lead (Pb). The Mehlich-3 soil test is commonly used to determine plant available nutrients, is inexpensive, and has the potential to estimate trace metals in urban soil. The objectives of this study are to evaluate the ability of the Mehlich-3 to estimate total Pb and bioaccessible Pb in vacant residential lots. Total and bioaccessible Pb were determined in… CONTINUE READING