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Expert reaction to study of plant uptake of lead from solar panels

2 monthes ago   |   By Science Media Centre

Research, published in Nature Communications, reports that lead from some solar cells is more likely to be absorbed by plants than other lead contaminants are.
Prof Christopher Collins, Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Reading, said:
“The researchers have used a very conservative scenario. They assume all the lead from the solar panel leaches into the soil and remains there. The reality is that the lead would leach very slowly from the solar panel and maybe moved down the soil profile across time.
“The workers state that plants are the main link that transfers...
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