Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Lead concentrations of plants, soil, and air near highways

Authors

T. J. Ganje
A. L. Page

Authors Affiliations

T. J. Ganje is staff Research Associate, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Riverside; A. L. Page is Associate Professor of Soil Science and Associate Chemist, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 26(4):7-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n04p7. April 1972.

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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.

Ganje T, Page A. 1972. Lead concentrations of plants, soil, and air near highways. Hilgardia 26(4):7-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n04p7
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