Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

265 Symposium--Pb in Urban Soils

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Urban and Anthropogenic Soils
Soil lead (Pb) contamination is a widespread public environmental and health concern in urban lands, where the main sources of Pb are combustion of leaded gasoline and deterioration of exterior paints. Elevated soil Pb is especially concerning where urban soils are used for gardening. The purpose of this symposium is to provide the state of the science on soil Pb chemistry & bioavailability, testing & interpretation, remediation, health risk, and civic communication.
Cosponsor(s):

SSSA Division: Soil Chemistry

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:35 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 32

Organizers:
Maxine J. Levin and Gregory Evanylo
Moderator:
Gregory Evanylo
1:30 PM
Introduction to "Pb in Urban Soils".
Gregory Evanylo, Virginia Tech
1:35 PM
Pb Sources and Chemistry in the Urban Environment.
Jeffrey Howard, Wayne State university
1:55 PM
Testing and Interpreting Soil Pb Concentration and Bioavailability.
Nicholas T. Basta, Ohio State University; Kristen Kathleen Theibert, Ohio Department of Agriculture; John Obrycki, USDA ARS; Kirk G Scheckel, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
2:15 PM
Considerations in Remediating Urban Soil Pb.
Kirk G. Scheckel, US- EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
2:35 PM
Food Safety in Pb-Enriched Garden Soils.
Ganga M. Hettiarachchi, Kansas State University; Chammi P. Attanayake, Kansas State University; Phillip P. Defoe, Kansas State University; Sabine Martin, Kansas State University; Gary M. Pierzynski, Kansas State University
2:55 PM
Lead in Urban Soils: Studies on Mitigating Health Risks.
Zhongqi Cheng, Brooklyn College; Sara Perl Egendorf, Brooklyn College; Anna Paltseva, CUNY Graduate Center
3:15 PM
Community-University Partnerships to Address Legacy Soil Lead and Advance Urban Gardening.
Kirsten Schwarz, Northern Kentucky University; Jonathan K. London, University of California, Davis; Bethany B. Cutts, North Carolina State University; Mary Cadenasso, University of California, Davis
3:35 PM
Adjourn