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Derivation of Ecologically Based Soil Standards for Trace Elements

McLaughlin, Mike J.; Lofts, Steve; Warne, Michael St.J.; Amorim, Monica J.B.; Fairbrother, Anne; Lanno, Roman; Hendershot, William; Schlekat, Chris E.; Ma, Yibing; Paton, Graeme I.. 2010 Derivation of Ecologically Based Soil Standards for Trace Elements. In: Merrington, Graham; Schoeters, Ilse, (eds.) Soil Quality Standards for Trace Elements: Derivation, Implementation and Interpretation. Pensacola, Florida, USA, CRC Press, 7-80.

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Abstract/Summary

A comprehensive and practical overview of the state of the science, Soil Quality Standards for Trace Elements: Derivation, Implementation, and Interpretation addresses the derivation of soil quality standards for trace elements and the implementation of these standards within regulatory and risk assessment frameworks. Forty experts from 11 countries across Europe, Asia, and North America—a multidisciplinary group of government policy makers and regulators, academics, industry representatives, and consultants—provide a focused discussion on the science and methods underpinning the derivation of soil quality standards for trace elements. Outlines the supporting science for setting environmental and human health standards Covers the application and practical use of soil quality standards for trace elements Contains recommendations on the development and use of soil quality standards for trace elements Identifies best practices in accounting for (bio)availability and exposure modelling in standard setting for soils The book provides a clear description of how to derive and implement soil quality standards for trace elements in order to assess human and environmental risks. It covers scientific developments useful for resolving discrepancies in the setting and implementation of soil quality standards. It provides useful tips, including do's, and don'ts on how to deal with issues such as variation of the natural background and soil type dependent toxicity.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 3 - Managing Threats to Environment and Health > BGC - 3.2 - Provide the evidence base for setting Environment Quality Standards ...
CEH Sections: Shore
ISBN: 9781439830239
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 10 Feb 2011 09:53
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/12200

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