Articles, On Soil, Studies

Heavy metals in agricultural soils of the European Union with implications for food safety

Author: G. Tóth

In this article we propose that in some cases the high concentrations of soil heavy metal attributed to human activity can be detected at a regional level. While the immense majority of European agricultural land can be considered adequately safe for food production, an estimated 6.24% or 137,000 km2 needs local assessment and eventual remediation action.

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