Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
SOIL, 7, 161–178, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-161-2021
SOIL, 7, 161–178, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-161-2021

Original research article 02 Jun 2021

Original research article | 02 Jun 2021

Spatial variations, origins, and risk assessments of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in French soils

Claire Froger et al.

Data sets

Données de réplication pour: Spatial variations, origins, and risk assessments of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in French soils Claire Froger, Nicolas Saby, Claudy Jolivet, Line Boulonne, Xavier Freulon, Chantal de Fouquet, Hélène Roussel, Franck Marot, and Antonio Bispo https://doi.org/10.15454/WPR2C9

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R code for the statistical analysis for: Spatial variations, origins, and risk assessments of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in French soils Nicolas Saby, Xavier Freulon, and Claire Froger https://doi.org/10.15454/BJFUEV

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Short summary
Pollution of French soils by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), known as carcinogenic pollutants, was quantified in this work using an extended data set of 2154 soils sampled across France. The map of PAH concentrations in French soils revealed strong trends in regions with heavy industries and around cities. The PAH signatures indicated the influence of PAH emissions in Europe during the industrial revolution. Health risks posed by PAHs in soils were low but need to be considered.