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Impact of environmental radiation on the health and reproductive status of fish from Chernobyl (2018)
Journal Article
Lerebours, A., Gudkov, D., Nagorskaya, L., Kaglyan, A., Rizewski, V., Leshchenko, A., …Smith, J. T. (2018). Impact of environmental radiation on the health and reproductive status of fish from Chernobyl. Environmental Science and Technology, 52(16), 9442–9450. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b02378

Aquatic organisms at Chernobyl have now been chronically exposed to environmental radiation for three decades. The biological effects of acute exposure to radiation are relatively well documented, but much less is known about the long - term effects... Read More

Chromium speciation in foodstuffs: a review (2018)
Journal Article
Hamilton, E. M., Young, S. D., Bailey, E. H., & Watts, M. J. (2018). Chromium speciation in foodstuffs: a review. Food Chemistry, 250, doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.01.016. ISSN 0308-8146

Numerous critical reviews have evaluated exposure to toxic and carcinogenic hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) from a number of pathways; including workplace air, cement and packaging materials. The contribution of foodstuffs to dietary Cr(VI) has been inc... Read More

Iodine soil dynamics and methods of measurement: a review (2017)
Journal Article
Humphrey, O., Young, S., Bailey, E., Crout, N., Ander, E., & Watts, M. (2018). Iodine soil dynamics and methods of measurement: a review. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 20(2), doi:10.1039/c7em00491e. ISSN 2050-7887

Iodine is an essential micronutrient for human health: insufficient intake can have multiple effects on development and growth, affecting approximately 1.9 billion people worldwide. Previous reviews have focussed on iodine analysis in environmental a... Read More

Predicting trace metal solubility and fractionation in urban soils from isotopic exchangeability (2017)
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Mao, L., Young, S., Tye, A., & Bailey, E. (in press). Predicting trace metal solubility and fractionation in urban soils from isotopic exchangeability. Environmental Pollution, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.09.013. ISSN 0269-7491

Metal-salt amended soils (MA, n = 23), and historically-contaminated urban soils from two English cities (Urban, n = 50), were investigated to assess the effects of soil properties and contaminant source on metal lability and solubility. A stable is... Read More

Determining the fate of selenium in wheat biofortification: an isotopically labelled field trial study (2017)
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Mathers, A. W., Young, S. D., McGrath, S., Zhao, F., Crout, N. M., & Bailey, E. H. (in press). Determining the fate of selenium in wheat biofortification: an isotopically labelled field trial study. Plant and Soil, 420(1-2), doi:10.1007/s11104-017-3374-y. ISSN 0032-079X

Aims The principal aim of this research was to quantify retention of a single, realistic Se biofortification application (10 g ha-1) in contrasting soils over two growing seasons utilizing an enriched stable Se isotope (77Se) to discriminate between... Read More

Effects of incubation time and filtration method on Kd of indigenous selenium and iodine in temperate soils (2017)
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Al Mahayni, T., Bailey, E. H., Crout, N. M., & Shaw, G. (2017). Effects of incubation time and filtration method on Kd of indigenous selenium and iodine in temperate soils. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 177, 84-90. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.06.004

In this study, the effects of incubation time and the method of soil solution extraction and filtration on the empirical distribution coefficient (Kd) obtained by de-sorbing indigenous selenium (Se) and iodine (I) from arable and woodland soils under... Read More

Population exposure to trace elements in the Kilembe copper mine area, Western Uganda: a pilot study (2016)
Journal Article
Mwesigye, A. R., Young, S. D., Bailey, E. H., & Tumwebaze, S. B. (2016). Population exposure to trace elements in the Kilembe copper mine area, Western Uganda: a pilot study. Science of the Total Environment, 573, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.125. ISSN 0048-9697

The mining and processing of copper in Kilembe, Western Uganda, from 1956 to 1982 left over 15 Mt. of tailings containing cupriferous and cobaltiferous pyrite dumped within a mountain river valley. This pilot study was conducted to assess the nature... Read More

Kinetic study of time-dependent fixation of UVI on biochar (2016)
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Ashry, A., Bailey, E. H., Chenery, S., & Young, S. D. (2016). Kinetic study of time-dependent fixation of UVI on biochar. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 320, doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.08.002. ISSN 0304-3894

Biochar, a by-product from the production of biofuel and syngas by gasification, was tested as a material for adsorption and fixation of UVI from aqueous solutions. A batch experiment was conducted to study the factors that influence the adsorption a... Read More

Iodine binding to humic acid (2016)
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Bowley, H. E., Young, S. D., Ander, E. L., Crout, N. J., Watts, M. J., & Bailey, E. H. (2016). Iodine binding to humic acid. Chemosphere, 157, doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.05.028. ISSN 0045-6535

The rate of reactions between humic acid (HA) and iodide (I-) and iodate (IO3-) have been investigated in suspensions spiked with 129I at concentrations of 22, 44 and 88 µg L-1 and stored at 10oC. Changes in the speciation of 129I-, 129IO3- and mixe... Read More

Using isotopic dilution to assess chemical extraction of labile Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in soils (2016)
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Garforth, J. M., Bailey, E. H., Tye, A. M., Young, S. D., & Lofts, S. (2016). Using isotopic dilution to assess chemical extraction of labile Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in soils. Chemosphere, 155, doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.04.096. ISSN 0045-6535

Chemical extractants used to measure labile soil metal must ideally select for and solubilise the labile fraction, with minimal solubilisation of non-labile metal. We assessed four extractants (0.43 M HNO3, 0.43 M CH3COOH, 0.05 M Na2H2EDTA and 1 M Ca... Read More

Lability of Pb in soil: effects of soil properties and contaminant source (2014)
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Mao, L., Bailey, E. H., Chester, J., Dean, J., Ander, E. L., Chenery, S. R., & Young, S. D. (2014). Lability of Pb in soil: effects of soil properties and contaminant source. Environmental Chemistry, 11(6), doi:10.1071/EN14100. ISSN 1448-2517

Environmental Context: There is growing concern that lead (Pb) in the environment may cause adverse health effects in human populations. We investigated the combined use of isotopic abundance and isotopic dilution to show how the origins of soil Pb... Read More