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In-vitro methods for the measurement of the oral bioaccessibility of selected metals and metalloids in soils: a critical review

A critical review of in-vitro methods for the measurement of the oral bioaccessibility of metals and metalloids in soils.

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In-vitro Methods for the Measurement of the Oral Bioaccessibility of Selected Metals and Metalloids in Soils: A Critical Review

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The aim of this review is to provide a summary of in-vitro tests that are currently in use for evaluating the ingestion bioaccessibility of selected metals and metalloids in contaminated soils. This report includes a brief outline of the methodologies, and a critical commentary on their robustness and validity for measuring bioaccessibility. The tests covered will only be for human/animal oral bioaccessibility (not phytoavailability) and the bioaccessibility of organic compounds is not covered.

Published 1 January 2002