Assessment of soil geochemistry around some selected agricultural sites of Sri Lanka

This study focuses on the geochemistry of soils in the area to determine possible natural and anthropogenic impacts of the problem

D. T. Jayawardana; H. M. T. G. A. Pitawala; H. Ishiga

2013

Scholarcy highlights

  • Farming is the major source of income for the villagers of North-central Sri Lanka
  • Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology is a major health hazard in the area and it is assumed that agricultural contaminants are the major causative agents
  • The results of this study suggest that there is no significant threat from As and other trace elements to soils
  • There is a potential environmental risk from elements such as Pb and V due to their significant enrichment in soils

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