ASSESSMENT OF THE CONTENT OF HEAVY METALS IN PLANTS AND SOIL IN THE AREA OF THE TRZEBINIA MUNICIPALITY, POLAND. 1.CADMIUM

key words: heavy metals, cadmium, soil, plant, fallow land, pollution

Summary:

The study aimed at finding a relationship between the content of cadmium in the soil material and in the above ground parts of plants taken from the areas of the municipality of Trzebinia. Research areas were designated in areas degraded by mining and processing industries, which are now fallows. The total content of cadmium in soil and plant samples as well as soil factors such as organic matter content, granulometric composition, pH and electrolytic conductivity were marked in laboratory analyzes. The concentration of the element in the soils of the municipality exceeded the national regulations for agricultural land (Journal of Laws 2002). Similarly, the metal content in plants is higher than the acceptable standards for animal feed as stated in Regulation of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (2012a). The results indicate a positive relationship between the content of cadmium in the soil at the level of 0-20 cm and its concentration in the above ground parts of plants of fallow lands of the Trzebinia municipality.

Citation:

Petryk A. 2016. ASSESSMENT OF THE CONTENT OF HEAVY METALS IN PLANTS AND SOIL IN THE AREA OF THE TRZEBINIA MUNICIPALITY, POLAND. 1.CADMIUM. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2016/ IV (1 (Nov 2016))