Tracing the natural and anthropogenic influence on the trace elemental chemistry of estuarine macroalgae and the implications for human consumption

Emma Ownsworth (Corresponding Author), David Selby, Christopher J. Ottley, Emily Unsworth, Andrea Raab, Joerg Feldmann, Adam D. Sproson, Junichiro Kuroda, Camilla Faidutti, Patrick Bücker

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Abstract

Macroalgae (seaweed) has been shown to be an effective environmental indicator. We investigate the trace element chemistry of macroalgae samples from locations along the Firth of Forth and Forth Estuary in Scotland. The overall trend in elemental abundance (Os

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-272
Number of pages14
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume685
Early online date21 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

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Keywords

  • Macroalgae
  • Trace metals
  • Estuary
  • Health
  • Arsenic
  • Iodine
  • ASCOPHYLLUM-NODOSUM
  • BROWN SEAWEED
  • HEAVY-METALS
  • FORTH ESTUARY
  • FUCUS-VESICULOSUS
  • IODINE CONTENT
  • EDIBLE SEAWEED
  • ARSENIC BIOACCESSIBILITY
  • NORTH-SEA
  • FIRTH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry

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