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Heavy Metals in Soils, Herbage and Vegetables from an Industrialised Area West of Dublin City
G. A. Fleming and P. J. Parle
Irish Journal of Agricultural Research
Vol. 16, No. 1 (Apr., 1977), pp. 35-48
Published by: TEAGASC-Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25555850
Page Count: 14
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A heavy metal survey of soil and herbage was carried out within an 130-square-kilometre area on the western perimeter of Dublin city. Garden produce from 14 holdings within this area were also monitored. Levels of lead, tin, zinc, copper and cadmium were detected in all materials examined in amounts ranging from traces to levels well above 'normal.' Antimony was also detected in some herbage samples. Pot experiments with soils from the area revealed the general order of uptake of Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd in a range of vegetables.
Irish Journal of Agricultural Research © 1977 TEAGASC-Agriculture and Food Development Authority