Title: Urban soil and human health: a review 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: China 
Language(s): English
Year: 2018 
Author 1/Producer: G. Li, 
Other Authors/Producers: G.-X. Sun, Y. Ren, X.-S. Luo, Y.-G. Zhu 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Journal: Eur J Soil Science 
Journal Web Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2389  
Start Page: 196 
End Page: 215 
Volume: 69 
Publisher Country: United Kingdom 
Publisher web link (root): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2389
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ejss.12518/abstra ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Human health
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Soil-->Soil quality
Short description: ABSTRACT: Rapid industrialization and urbanization during recent decades are having dramatic effects on urban soil properties and lead to large discharges of pollutants, which inevitably affect the health of the soil, ecosystems and human populations. This paper provides a systematic review of the relations between urban soil and human health. First, it summarizes the organic and inorganic pollutants in urban soil and their potential risks to human health. Second, the relations between urban greenbelt land, soil microbial diversity and human health are also explored. Third, we propose that future research should focus on the integration of assessments of health risks with exposure pathways and site characteristics. Bioavailability-based risk assessment frameworks for pollutants in urban soil can elucidate the complicated relations between urban soil, pollutant exposure and human health in cities. Finally, management of urban soil and policy should be strengthened in the future to maintain its sustainable development and utilization. More effort should be directed to understanding the relations between soil microbial diversity, green space and human health in cities. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/02/2018