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.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-6', Hugo Delile, 03 Feb 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Claire Froger, 07 Apr 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-6', Ivan Alekseev, 03 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Claire Froger, 07 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-6', Yong Zhang, 13 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Claire Froger, 07 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Apr 2021) by Raúl Zornoza
AR by Claire Froger on behalf of the Authors (12 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Apr 2021) by Raúl Zornoza
ED: Publish as is (22 Apr 2021) by John Quinton(Executive Editor)
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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.