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Application of synchrotron methods to assess the uptake of roadway-derived Zn by earthworms in an urban soil

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2008

Citation

Lev, S M, Landa, E R, Szlavecz, K, Casey, R, and Snodgrass, J, 2008, Application of synchrotron methods to assess the uptake of roadway-derived Zn by earthworms in an urban soil: Mineralogical Magazine, v. 72, iss. 1, p. 191-195.

Summary

The impact of human activities on biogeochemical cycles in terrestrial environments is nowhere more apparent than in urban landscapes. Trace metals, collected on roadways and transported by storm water, may contaminate soils and sediments associated with storm water management systems. These systems will accumulate metals and associated sediments may reach toxic levels for terrestrial and aquatic organisms using the retention basins as habitat. The fate and bioavailability of these metals once deposited is poorly understood. Here we present results from a dose-response experiment that examines the application of synchrotron X-ray fluorescence methods (μ-SXRF) to test the hypothesis that earthworms will bio-accumulate Zn in a roadway-dust [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Thu Apr 18 13:36:54 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Hydrogeochemical and Microbiological Investigations of Radionuclides, Nutrients, and Environmental Contaminants.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5042163ae4b04b508bfd3332">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5042163ae4b04b508bfd3332</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1180/minmag.2008.072.1.191

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