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Title: Arsenic transfer and impacts on snails exposed to stabilized and untreated As-contaminated soils
Authors: Coeurdassier, Michaël
Scheifler, Renaud
Mench, Michel
Crini, Nadia
Vangronsveld, Jaco
de Vaufleury, Annette
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 158(6). p. 2078-2083
Abstract: An As-contaminated soil (Unt) was amended with either iron grit (Z), a coal fly ash (beringite, B) or B + Z (BZ) and placed in lysimeters in 1997. An uncontaminated soil (R) was also studied. In summer and autumn 2003, lettuces were cultivated in the lysimeters and snails were caged for one month. Lettuce As concentrations were higher during the summer, while no differences occurred in snails between seasons. Snail As concentrations (mu g g(-1) DW) ranged from 2.5 to 7.0 in B, Z and BZ, and peaked at 17.5 in Unt. In summer, snail survival was affected in Unt and Z compared to R and B while no mortality was noticed in autumn. Snail growth decreased only in B. BZ and Unt in autumn. Snail As concentrations suggest a risk for their predators even on the remediated soils. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Coeurdassier, M.; Scheifler, R.; Crini, N.; de Vaufleury, A.] Univ Franche Comte, UMR UFC CNRS UsC INRA 6249, Dept Chronoenvironm, F-25030 Besancon, France. [Mench, M.] Univ Bordeaux 1, UMR BIOGECO INRA 1202, F-33405 Talence, France. [Vangronsveld, J.] Hasselt Univ, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. michael.coeurdassier@univ-fcomte.fr
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10976
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2010.03.008
ISI #: 000278343000013
ISSN: 0269-7491
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2011
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