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Metal Bioaccumulation and Toxicity in Soils—Why Bother with Speciation?

Annette L. Nolan, Enzo Lombi and Mike J. McLaughlin

Australian Journal of Chemistry 56(3) 77 - 91
Published: 20 March 2003


This review assesses metal speciation in soils, including analytical techniques used for measurement and the advantages and disadvantages of using chemical speciation information, in both the solid and aqueous phase, to predict adverse effects of metal contamination in soils and for use in soil protection policies. Other techniques used to assess metal lability and bioavailability in soil are also discussed.

© CSIRO 2003

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