Traduction en anglais : Heavy metals in garden soil and vegetables from private gardens located in lead/zinc smelter area and exposure of gardeners to lead and cadmium.
Cadmium, lead and zinc were determined in garden soils and vegetable products from private gardens located in a lead/zinc smelter area (Stolberg, Germany).
At the same time lead and cadmium were measured in blood and urine samples collected from 90 garden owners.
Inspite of extraordinary high levels of cadmium and lead in garden soils and vegetables, blood lead, blood cadmium and urine cadmium levels were not or only slightly elevated in the gardeners when compared to a reference group of subjects from the same area who did not consume home-grown vegetables and fruits.
The results show that high levels of pollutants in soil and vegetables are not necessarily associated with an increased burden of pollutants in the human body, and that the transfer of pollutants from soil to humans might have been overestimated in some cases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Métal lourd, Zinc, Légume, Zone industrielle, Cadmium, Plomb, Contamination, Sol, Dosage, Homme, Allemagne, Europe, Teneur, Jardinier, Surveillance biologique, Jardin individuel, Fonderie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Heavy metal, Zinc, Vegetable, Industrial area, Cadmium, Lead, Contamination, Soils, Assay, Human, Germany, Europe, Content, Gardener, Biological monitoring, Private garden, Foundry
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0499842
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 199406.