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Heavy metal risk assessment for potatoes grown in overused phosphate-fertilized soils

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, May 2012
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (79th percentile)

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Title
Heavy metal risk assessment for potatoes grown in overused phosphate-fertilized soils
Published in
Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, May 2012
DOI 10.1007/s10661-012-2670-5
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Authors

Mehrdad Cheraghi, Bahareh Lorestani, Hajar Merrikhpour, Nasim Rouniasi

Abstract

The long-term application of phosphate fertilizers on vegetable production fields has raised concerns about the potential health risks of heavy metal contamination of crops grown on contaminated soils in the Hamadan province, western Iran. This study found that long-term fertilizer use led to a growing accumulation of heavy metals in soils. High concentrations of elemental As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, and Zn were found in potatoes sampled from overused phosphate-fertilized soils, which increased the daily intake of metals in food. However, the ingestion of potatoes from soils affected by phosphate fertilizers posed a low health risk when compared with the health risk index of <1 for heavy metals. Nevertheless, heavy metal concentrations should be periodically monitored in vegetables grown in these soils. It would also be beneficial to implement effective remediation technologies to minimize possible impacts on human health.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ghana 1 5%
Unknown 21 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 23%
Researcher 5 23%
Unspecified 3 14%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Other 5 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 27%
Environmental Science 4 18%
Chemistry 4 18%
Unspecified 4 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 9%
Other 2 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 December 2014.
All research outputs
#6,591,683
of 12,322,982 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Monitoring & Assessment
#436
of 1,222 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#101,211
of 270,877 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Monitoring & Assessment
#8
of 39 outputs
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