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Main Title Heavy metals and toxic organic pollutants in MSW-composts : research results on phytoavailability, bioavailability, fate, etc. /
Author Chaney, Rufus L. ; Ryan, J. A. ; Chaney., R. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ryan, James A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD. Environmental Chemistry Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; NTIS [distributor],
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/030;
Stock Number PB94-155348
OCLC Number 70398084
Subjects Compost ; Sewage sludge ; Heavy metals--Environmental aspects ; Refuse and refuse disposal--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Municipal wastes ; Heavy metals ; Toxic substances ; Composts ; Reprint ; Organic compounds ; Environmental transport ; Sewage sludge ; Biological availability ; Plants(Botany) ; Bioaccumulation ; Food chains ; Chemical properties ; Path of pollutants ; Environmental fate
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-A-94-030 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/23/2011
NTIS  PB94-155348 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [56] p. ; 28 cm.
The paper is a review and interpretation of research which has been conducted to determine the fate, transport, and potential effects of heavy metals and toxic organic compounds in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)-composts and sewage sludges. Evaluation of research findings identified a number of pathways by which these contaminants can be transferred from MSW-compost or compost-amended soils to humans, livestock, or wildlife. The pathways consider direct ingestion of compost or compost-amended soil by livestock and children, plant uptake by food or feed crops, and exposure to dust, vapor, and water to which metals and organics have migrated.
PB94-155348. EPA/600/A-94/030.