Lability of Pb in soil: effects of soil properties and contaminant source
Mao, Lingchen and Bailey, Elizabeth H. and Chester, Jonathan and Dean, Joseph and Ander, E. Louise and Chenery, Simon R. and Young, Scott D. (2014) Lability of Pb in soil: effects of soil properties and contaminant source. Environmental Chemistry, 11 (6). pp. 690-701. ISSN 1448-2517
Official URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=EN14100
Environmental Context: There is growing concern that lead (Pb) in the environment may cause adverse health effects in human populations. We investigated the combined use of isotopic abundance and isotopic dilution to show how the origins of soil Pb and soil characteristics affect lability. Soil pH and soil Pb content are the dominant controls on Pb lability; the lability of recent petrol-derived Pb is similar to that of other sources in urban soils but greater than geogenic Pb in rural roadside topsoils.
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