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Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination

Edited by Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano, ISBN 978-953-51-1235-8, 918 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 26, 2014 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/57086
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Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and risk assessment, encompassing reviews and case studies on soil pollution by heavy metals and organic pollutants. The book introduces several innovative approaches for soil remediation and risk assessment, including advances in phytoremediation and implementation of metabolomics in soil sciences.

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