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Endpoint:
monitoring data
Type of information:
read-across based on grouping of substances (category approach)
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: This survey of metal levels in soils all over the EU was done according to state-of-the-art techniques and provides a relevant status of the zinc content in EU soils.
Justification for type of information:
See appendix on read across in iuclid section 13

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
other: database
Title:
Geochemical mapping of agricultural and grazing land soils project (GEMAS) - database.
Author:
Reimann C and the EuroGeoSurveys Geochemistry expert group
Year:
2009
Bibliographic source:
GEMAS 2009.

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
aqua regia analysis of arable and grassland soils all over the EU (grid: 1 sampling spot/2500 km2)
GLP compliance:
not specified
Type of measurement:
other: regioanl concentrations
Media:
soil

Test material

Constituent 1
Reference substance name:
Reference substance 001
Constituent 2
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Zinc
EC Number:
231-175-3
EC Name:
Zinc
Cas Number:
7440-66-6
Molecular formula:
Zn
IUPAC Name:
zinc
Details on test material:
Data were reported for "Zinc". So, no distinction was made between different sources/forms of zinc resulting in the final measured concentration.

Study design

Details on sampling:
1 sampling site/2500km2

Results and discussion

Concentrationopen allclose all
Country:
Austria
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
99.3 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=37
Country:
Belgium
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
147.4 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=14
Country:
Bulgaria
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
97 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=46
Country:
Cyprus
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
68.4 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=6
Country:
Czechia
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
114.1 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=34
Country:
Denmark
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
38.3 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=17
Country:
Estonia
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
63.5 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N= 18
Country:
Finland
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
76 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=155
Country:
France
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
101.9 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=225
Country:
Germany
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
87 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=154
Country:
Hungary
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
76.8 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=41
Country:
Ireland
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
84.9 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=22
Country:
Italy
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
90.9 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=124
Country:
Latvia
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
49.6 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=27
Country:
Lithuania
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
36.8 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=27
Country:
Luxembourg
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
35.8 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=1
Country:
Netherlands (the)
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
102.2 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=15
Country:
Poland
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
60.7 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=135
Country:
Portugal
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
90.9 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=38
Country:
Slovenia
Substance or metabolite:
substance
Conc.:
96.5 mg/kg dw
Remarks on result:
other: 90P arable soil, N=10

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
Given the scale, the coverage of all EU countries and the recent date of the study, the results are considered relevant for assessing current soil quallity (arable soil) in the EU.
Executive summary:

90P zinc concentrations for all but 3 EU countries are given in results section. The remaining 3 country data are given in a separate study record.