Pollution and risks of trace elements in the soil environment

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Wang, P., Zhao, F-J. and McGrath, S. P. 2022. Pollution and risks of trace elements in the soil environment. in: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences Elsevier.

AuthorsWang, P., Zhao, F-J. and McGrath, S. P.
Abstract

Trace elements may be either essential or toxic to organisms. The most common trace elements in soils are Cd, As, Cr, Hg, Pb, Ni, Zn, and Cu. Pollution of trace elements in soils may be natural or anthropogenic, with the latter including agricultural and industrial sources. Different trace elements pose variable potential risks to ecosystems, food safety and human health. Cadmium and As have low phytotoxicity, and a high risk of soil–food chain transfer posing a threat to food safety and human health, whereas Zn, Ni, Cu, and Cr are ecotoxic at elevated concentrations, thereby posing risks to productivity and functions of ecosystems including C and N cycles

KeywordsArsenic; Biosolids; Cadmium; Copper; Zinc; Trace element; Food safety; Lead; Mercury; Nickel; Soil ; Pollution
Year of Publication2022
Book titleReference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
PublisherElsevier
ISBN9780124095489
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822974-3.00153-1
Web address (URL)https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128229743001531
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeS2N - Soil to Nutrition - Work package 1 (WP1) - Optimising nutrient flows and pools in the soil-plant-biota system
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online29 Nov 2022

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