Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxines and dibenzofurans in agricultural soils of the Czech Republic
R. Vácha, M. Vysloužilová, V. Horváthováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/3618-PSECitation:Vácha R., Vysloužilová M., Horváthová V. (2005): Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxines and dibenzofurans in agricultural soils of the Czech Republic. Plant Soil Environ., 51: 464-468.
The set of 102 samples of agricultural soils was taken for the study of the load of agricultural soils with polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofuranes (PCDDs/Fs). The background value of PCDDs/Fs in agricultural soils of theCzech Republicwas determined. The soils with different sources of the load of PCDDs/Fs were compared. It was concluded that fluvisols in fluvial zones and soils with long-term sludge application are soils with the highest contents of PCDDs/Fs. The soils affected by imission outputs show a lower intensity of the load with PCDDs/Fs that is characterised by higher content of toxic congeners.Keywords:
polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans; persistent organic pollutants; agricultural soil; contamination