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Lead concentrations of plants, soil, and air near highways

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T. J. Ganje, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Riverside.
A. L. Page, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Riverside.

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California Agriculture 26(4):7-9.

Published April 01, 1972

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Lead found in and on crops in these highway proximity tests was caused principally by aerial deposition. Substantial amounts of Pb were removed from exposed plant tissues by distilled water washing. Amounts of Pb in and on crops were influenced by distance from the highway, extent of plant surface exposed, external plant characteristics, duration of plant exposure, motor vehicle traffic density, and direction of prevailing winds. In soils and suspended air particulates, concentration of Pb was influenced by distance from highways, and the direction of prevailing winds.

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Lead concentrations of plants, soil, and air near highways

T. J. Ganje, A. L. Page
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Lead concentrations of plants, soil, and air near highways

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Authors

T. J. Ganje, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Riverside.
A. L. Page, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 26(4):7-9.

Published April 01, 1972

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Lead found in and on crops in these highway proximity tests was caused principally by aerial deposition. Substantial amounts of Pb were removed from exposed plant tissues by distilled water washing. Amounts of Pb in and on crops were influenced by distance from the highway, extent of plant surface exposed, external plant characteristics, duration of plant exposure, motor vehicle traffic density, and direction of prevailing winds. In soils and suspended air particulates, concentration of Pb was influenced by distance from highways, and the direction of prevailing winds.

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