TY - CHAP A1 - Affonso Celso Gonçalves Jr. A2 - Herbert Nacke A3 - Daniel Schwantes and Gustavo Ferreira Coelho ED1 - Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano Y1 - 2014-03-26 PY - 2014 T1 - Heavy Metal Contamination in Brazilian Agricultural Soils due to Application of Fertilizers 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. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/57268 DO - 10.5772/57268 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2018-09-24 ER -