Unravelling the sources of lead in the urban soils of Greater Glasgow.

Donoghue, Sarah; Graham, Margaret; Stuart, Neil; Fordyce, Fiona; Marchant, Benjamin; Lark, Richard. 2018 Unravelling the sources of lead in the urban soils of Greater Glasgow. In: Abstracts of the 4th IIES Science and Policy Workshop. Canada, International Institute of Environmental Science, 17.

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Lead (Pb) is toxic to all life and even low blood Pb levels can have neurological effects, especially in children <6. With two thirds of the world's population projected to inhabit urban areas by 2050, elevated Pb levels in urban soils is of especial concern due to the high number of children exposed. This project aims to design a model to predict soil Pb values in urban areas, in order to guide future remediation of Pb polluted soils. Such models require in depth understanding of the sources of Pb in urban soils. Subsequently, the factors influencing soil Pb levels were extracted from the literature and tested in Greater Glasgow using the British Geological Survey (BGS) Geochemical Baseline of the Environment (G-BASE) dataset.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Information and Knowledge Exchange (Information Products)
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 12 Jul 2018 13:58 +0 (UTC)

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