Pollution risk from Pb towards vegetation growing in and around shooting ranges – a review

Abstract:

Commissioned and de-commissioned shooting ranges continue to pose an environmental and human health risk due to the accumulation of toxic Pb emanating from spent munitions. The phytotoxic effects of Pb accumulation in plants include inhibition of root growth and lowering of plant metabolism. The uptake of Pb by plants is directly affected by factors such as plant species and physicochemical properties of the soil. However, scientists and researchers have leveraged on the ability of some plant species to accumulate and tolerate Pb toxicity and applied them in the control and management of Pb pollution of shooting range soils. This technique is called phytoremediation. The objectives of this review are: (i) to assess the

prevalence of toxic Pb metal in plant species growing in and nearby shooting ranges, (ii) to establish the soil-plant mechanistic pathway for Pb (iii) discuss the effectiveness of phytor-emediation technology towards shooting range soil amendment.

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APA

Pogisego, D (2024). Pollution risk from Pb towards vegetation growing in and around shooting ranges – a review. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/pollution-risk-from-pb-towards-vegetation-growing-in-and-around-shooting-ranges-a-review

MLA 8th

Pogisego, Dinake "Pollution risk from Pb towards vegetation growing in and around shooting ranges – a review" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/pollution-risk-from-pb-towards-vegetation-growing-in-and-around-shooting-ranges-a-review. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

MLA7

Pogisego, Dinake . "Pollution risk from Pb towards vegetation growing in and around shooting ranges – a review". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/pollution-risk-from-pb-towards-vegetation-growing-in-and-around-shooting-ranges-a-review >.

Chicago

Pogisego, Dinake . "Pollution risk from Pb towards vegetation growing in and around shooting ranges – a review" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/pollution-risk-from-pb-towards-vegetation-growing-in-and-around-shooting-ranges-a-review