A review of the distribution of particulate trace elements in urban terrestrial environments and its application to considerations of risk

Charlesworth, Susanne and Miguel García, Eduardo de and Ordóñez, Almudena (2011). A review of the distribution of particulate trace elements in urban terrestrial environments and its application to considerations of risk. "Environmental Geochemistry and Health", v. 33 (n. null2); pp. 103-123. ISSN 0269-4042. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-010-9325-7.

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Title: A review of the distribution of particulate trace elements in urban terrestrial environments and its application to considerations of risk
Author/s:
  • Charlesworth, Susanne
  • Miguel García, Eduardo de
  • Ordóñez, Almudena
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
Date: 2011
ISSN: 0269-4042
Volume: 33
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Urban geochemistry, Urban solid deposits, Bioaccessibility, Bioavailability, Risk assessment, Urban geochemical cycles
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Minas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Química y Combustibles [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

We review the evolution, state of the art and future lines of research on the sources, transport pathways, and sinks of particulate trace elements in urban terrestrial environments to include the atmosphere, soils, and street and indoor dusts. Such studies reveal reductions in the emissions of some elements of historical concern such as Pb, with interest consequently focusing on other toxic trace elements such as As, Cd, Hg, Zn, and Cu. While establishment of levels of these elements is important in assessing the potential impacts of human society on the urban environment, it is also necessary to apply this knowledge in conjunction with information on the toxicity of those trace elements and the degree of exposure of human receptors to an assessment of whether such contamination represents a real risk to the city’s inhabitants and therefore how this risk can be addressed.

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Item ID: 14085
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/14085/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:14085
DOI: 10.1007/s10653-010-9325-7
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10653-010-9325-7?null
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Dec 2012 18:15
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 13:34
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