(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Heavy metal concentrations of agricultural soils and vegetables from Dongguan, Guangdong

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CAI L. (1 2 3 4) ; HUANG L. (4) ; ZHOU Y. (4) ; XU Z. (1 2 3) ; PENG X. (3) ; YAO L. (3) ; ZHOU Y. (3) ; PENG P. (1 2) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Organic Geochemistry, Inst. of Geochemistry, CAS, Guangzhou, CHINE
(2) Research Center of the Pearl River Delta Environmental Pollution and Control, Guangzhou, CHINE
(3) South China Inst. of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Guangzhou, CHINE
(4) Center for Earth Environment and Resources, Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Guangzhou, CHINE


A total of 118 of agricultural soil and 43 of vegetable samples were collected from Dongguan City, Guangdong, China. The spatial distribution, sources, accumulation characteristics and potential risk of heavy metals in the agricultural soils and vegetables were depicted in details by 3 different approaches, including total contents of eight metal elements in soils and vegetables, GIS maps and multivariate analysis of heavy metals in soils in the study. The results show that there are higher accumulation of heavy metals in agricultural soils. It is necessary to focus on potential risk of heavy metals for food safety and human’s health from agricultural soils and vegetables in Dongguan City


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2010, vol. 20, no1 [pp. 121-134]

Bibliographic references : 31 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 9 tabl.



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