Environmental monitoring and exposure science dataset to calculate ingestion and inhalation of metal(loid)s through preschool gardening

Iliana Manjón, Mónica D. Ramírez-Andreotta, A. Eduardo Sáez, Robert A. Root, Joanne Hild, M. Katy Janes, Annika Alexander-Ozinskas

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Metal(loid) contamination may pose an increased risk of exposure to children residing near legacy and active resource extraction sites. Children may be exposed to arsenic, cadmium, and/or lead by ingestion and/or inhalation while engaging in school or home outdoor activities via environmental media including water, soil, dust, and locally grown produce. It is thus critical to collect site-specific data to best assess these risks. This data article provides gastric and lung in-vitro bioaccessibility assay (IVBA) data, as well as environmental monitoring data for water, soil, dust, and garden produce collected from preschools (N = 4) in mining communities throughout Nevada County, California in 2018. Arsenic, cadmium, and lead concentrations in the aforementioned media and synthetic gastric and lung fluids were measured by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). This dataset provides useful metal(loid) concentrations for future risk assessments for similar settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105050
JournalData in Brief
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020



  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Environmental monitoring
  • In-vitro bioaccessibility assay
  • Lead
  • Mining waste
  • Plant uptake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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