Arsenic, antimony and selenium in urban soils: potential risks for human health in urban gardening

Izquierdo, Miguel and Miguel García, Eduardo de and Gómez San Martín, Amaia and Mingot Marcilla, Juan (2015). Arsenic, antimony and selenium in urban soils: potential risks for human health in urban gardening. In: "AquaConsoil copenhagen 2015: sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and water resources", 9-12 Junio 2015, Copenhague (Dinamarca). p. 92.

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Title: Arsenic, antimony and selenium in urban soils: potential risks for human health in urban gardening
Author/s:
  • Izquierdo, Miguel
  • Miguel García, Eduardo de
  • Gómez San Martín, Amaia
  • Mingot Marcilla, Juan
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Other)
Event Title: AquaConsoil copenhagen 2015: sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and water resources
Event Dates: 9-12 Junio 2015
Event Location: Copenhague (Dinamarca)
Title of Book: AquaConsoil copenhagen 2015: sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and water resources
Date: 2015
Volume: 1B
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Minas y Energía (UPM)
Department: Energía y Combustibles
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The benefits of urban agriculture are many and well documented, ranging from health improvement to community betterment, more sustainable urban development and environment protection. On the negative side, urban soils are commonly enriched in toxic trace elements that have accumulated over time through the deposition of atmospheric particles (generated by automotive traffic, heating systems, historical industrial activities and resuspended street dust), and the uncontrolled disposal of domestic, commercial and industrial wastes. This in turn has given rise to concerns about the level of exposure of urban farmers to these elements and the potential health hazards associated with this exposure. Research efforts in this field have started relatively recently and have almost systematically omitted the influence of Sb and Se, and to a lesser extent of As, although all three have proven toxic effects.

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Item ID: 41518
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41518/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41518
Official URL: http://www.aquaconsoil.org/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Jun 2016 06:44
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 06:44
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