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  QUESTION: Phytoremediation: Using plants to remove lead in soil, 28 Jun 2005, Nairobi Kenya

Thanks for this site. I am currently new in Phytoremediation area and I would like to be connected to mentors in this area. I currently have a master student and we are in process of screening plants for use in Phytoremediation of lead from the environment. I will be glad if you could assist me.


ANSWER: 28 Jun 2005

Dear Nathan,

Thank you for your enquiry and interest in our work. To answer your question on the use of plants in removing the lead in soil, our website has some articles and factsheets that might be able to help you. See and I have also attached some extra information which addresses these issues.

However, I would advise you to also consider the disposal of these plants after they've done their job. We hope you will find a way to prevent creating a greater volume of waste than the soil itself.

Hope this information helps.

Elisa Idris
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