publication . Research . 1981

Heavy Metal Contamination in Urban Soils II Comparison of Urban Park Soils Between Two Cities with Different City and Industrial Activities

KOMAI, Yutaka;
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  • Published: 31 Mar 1981 Journal: Bulletin of the University of Osaka Prefecture. Ser. B, Agriculture and biology, volume 33, pages 17-22
  • Publisher: University of Osaka Prefecture
Abstract
A comparative investigation on the state of heavy metal contamination in park soils of two cities with different city and industrial activities was carried out. Sakai and Kishiwada, both situated in southern Osaka Prefecture, were chosen as the investigated cities which had similar natural conditions but different human activities. Park soils were regarded as suitable sites for the investigation of heavy metal problem in urban environments. Samples were taken at 34 parks distributed widely in urban area in each city. Zinc level in park soils in Sakai was notably high and showed an increasing trend among areas in agreement with the extent of general air pollution...
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