TY - CHAP A1 - Santosh Kumar Sarkar A2 - Paulo J.C. Favas A3 - Dibyendu Rakshit A4 - K.K. Satpathy ED1 - Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano Y1 - 2014-03-26 PY - 2014 T1 - Geochemical Speciation and Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Soils and Sediments N2 - Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and risk assessment, encompassing reviews and case studies on soil pollution by heavy metals and organic pollutants. The book introduces several innovative approaches for soil remediation and risk assessment, including advances in phytoremediation and implementation of metabolomics in soil sciences. BT - Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination SP - Ch. 25 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/57295 DO - 10.5772/57295 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-23 ER -