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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2013 Vol.14 No.12 P.1144-1151


Accumulation of mercury in rice grain and cabbage grown on representative Chinese soils

Author(s):  Chun-fa Liu, Cheng-xian Wu, Muhammad T. Rafiq, Rukhsanda Aziz, Dan-di Hou, Zhe-li Ding, Zi-wen Lin, Lin-jun Lou, Yuan-yuan Feng, Ting-qiang Li, Xiao-e Yang

Affiliation(s):  Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Environmental Remediation and Ecological Health, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China

Corresponding email(s):   litq@zju.edu.cn, xyang571@yahoo.com

Key Words:  Mercury accumulation, Soil safety, Soil types, Rice grain, Cabbage, Intake

Chun-fa Liu, Cheng-xian Wu, Muhammad T. Rafiq, Rukhsanda Aziz, Dan-di Hou, Zhe-li Ding, Zi-wen Lin, Lin-jun Lou, Yuan-yuan Feng, Ting-qiang Li, Xiao-e Yang. Accumulation of mercury in rice grain and cabbage grown on representative Chinese soils[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2013, 14(12): 1144-1151.

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A pot culture experiment was carried out to investigate the accumulation properties of mercury (Hg) in rice grain and cabbage grown in seven soil types (Udic Ferrisols, Mollisol, Periudic Argosols, Latosol, Ustic Cambosols, Calcaric Regosols, and Stagnic Anthrosols) spiked with different concentrations of Hg (CK, 0.25, 0.50, 1.00, 2.00, and 4.00 mg/kg). The results of this study showed that Hg accumulation of plants was significantly affected by soil types. Hg concentration in both rice grain and cabbage increased with soil Hg concentrations, but this increase differed among the seven soils. The stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that pH, Mn(II), particle size distribution, and cation exchange capacity have a close relationship with Hg accumulation in plants, which suggested that physicochemical characteristics of soils can affect the Hg accumulation in rice grain and cabbage. Critical Hg concentrations in seven soils were identified for rice grain and cabbage based on the maximum safe level for daily intake of Hg, dietary habits of the population, and Hg accumulation in plants grown in different soil types. Soil Hg limits for rice grain in Udic Ferrisols, Mollisol, Periudic Argosols, Latosol, Ustic Cambosols, Calcaric Regosols, and Stagnic Anthrosols were 1.10, 2.00, 2.60, 2.78, 1.53, 0.63, and 2.17 mg/kg, respectively, and critical soil Hg levels for cabbage are 0.27, 1.35, 1.80, 1.70, 0.69, 1.68, and 2.60 mg/kg, respectively.

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