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Vol. 12, No. 2 (2003), 187-192


Assessment of Arsenic Enrichment of Cultivated Soils in Southern Poland

1*. K. Loska, 2. D. Wiechuła, 3. B. Barska, 4. E. Cebula, 5. A. Chojnecka

1. Silesian Technical University, Institute of Engineering of Water and Wastewater,
ul. Konarskiego 18, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
2. Silesian University of Medicine, Department of Toxicology, ul. Jagiellońska 4, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland
3. PRInż. SA Holding, Pl. Grunwaldzki 8/10, 40-950 Katowice, Poland
4. Silesian Technical University, Inorganic Chemistry and Technology Institute, ul. Krzywoustego 6, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland 5. Candela Ltd., ul. Czarnieckiego 72, 01-541 Warsaw, Poland


Abstract: Arsenic content in the cultivated soils of an area affected by long-range atmospheric transport from the Upper Silesian Industrial Region (southern Poland) and point emission sources (coal mine) was 8.7 mg/kg on average. The calculated index of geoaccumulation pointed to moderate arsenic contamination of the soil. The enrichment factor calculated as a ratio between arsenic content in the soil and arsenic content in the earth crust applying the logarithmic values of reference elements (i.e. chromium and calcium) also classi- fied the soil as moderately contaminated with arsenic.

 

Keywords: arsenic, soil, index of geoaccumulation, enrichment factor


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