Title

Acid Sulphate Soil Disturbance and metals in groundwater: Implications for human exposure through home grown produce

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsevier

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Natural Sciences

RAS ID

5338

Comments

This article was originally published as: Hinwood, A. , Horwitz, P. , Appleyard, S., Barton, C. , & Wajrak, M. (2006). Acid Sulphate Soil Disturbance and metals in groundwater: Implications for human exposure through home grown produce. Environmental Pollution, 143(1), 100-105. Original article available here".

Abstract

A significant emerging environmental problem is the disturbance and oxidation of soils with high levels of iron sulphide minerals resulting in acidification and causing the mobilization of metals into groundwater. This process is occurring in many parts of the world. In Western Australia, impacted groundwater is extracted by residents for domestic use. We sought to establish domestic use patterns of bore water and the concentration of metals. Sixty-seven domestic bore water samples clearly indicated oxidation of sulphidic materials with heavy metal concentrations ranging for aluminium (

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1016/j.envpol.2005.11.014