Biological Evaluation of Soil Contamination Around a Non-Operating Pesticide Tomb
Tadeusz Banaszkiewicz1, Józef Szarek2, Karol Wysocki1
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1Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Environmental Management and Agriculture,
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Romana Prawocheńskiego 21, 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland
2Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Oczapowskiego 13, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2011;20(2):485-488
Our study was a biological evaluation of soil contamination near a non-operating pesticide tomb. The soil contaminated with pesticides had a negative effect on the growth of crustaceans such as Heterocypris incogruens (Ostracodtoxkit test) and the development of plants such as Lepidium sativum, Sinapis alba, and Sorghum saccharatum (Phytotoxkit test). This adverse effect persisted up to 5 years following the liquidation of the facility. The crustaceans under study were considered more useful in the evaluation of chronic toxicity than the root elongation test.
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