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Center for Health and the Environment

Environmental and Biological Analytical Chemistry

Chemical Nature of Selenium in Agricultural Drainage Sediments and its Implications for Bioavailability (R.M. Higashi and R.G. Flocchini).

This research probes the selenium chemical forms that are involved in food chain accumulation at the lower trophic levels, in particular the vast pools in the sediment. The research will identify the key chemical forms to be avoided, so it can provide vital direction to management strategy of selenium-contaminated rivers, streams, canals, and basins in the San Joaquin Valley.