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Comparison of Bioavailability and Biological Transfer Factor of Arsenic in Agricultural Soils with Different Crops
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Comparison of Bioavailability and Biological Transfer Factor of Arsenic in Agricultural Soils with Different Crops
Oh, Se Jin; Kim, Sung Chul; Ok, Yong Sik; Oh, Seung Min; Ji, Won Hyun; Yang, Jae E.;
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 Abstract
Heavy metal pollution in agricultural field near at the abandoned metal mines has been a critical issue in Korea. In particular, bioaccumulation in plants can have detrimental effect on human health. Main objective of this research was to examine arsenic (As) concentration in soil with varied extraction methods and to determine bioaccumulation and biological transfer factor in different crops. Results showed that bioaccumulation ratio of As for total contents in soil was ordered leafy and stem vegetables (1.19%) > fruit bearing vegetables (0.79%) > pulses (0.40%) > root vegetables (0.36%) with different crop species. Among 6 different extraction methods, all of extraction methods showed high correlation ($R^2
 Keywords
Arsenic;Bioaccumulation;Biological transfer factor;Soil;Crops;
 Language
Korean
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