Articles | Volume 12, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 12, 7087–7106, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-7087-2015

Special issue: Integrated perspectives on biological and geological dynamics...

Biogeosciences, 12, 7087–7106, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-7087-2015
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08 Dec 2015
Research article | 08 Dec 2015

Ash leachates from some recent eruptions of Mount Etna (Italy) and Popocatépetl (Mexico) volcanoes and their impact on amphibian living freshwater organisms

M. D'Addabbo et al.

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Leaching experiments were carried out on fresh ash samples from the 2012 Popocatépetl, and 2011/12 Etna eruptions, in order to investigate the release of compounds in water. Results were discussed in the light of changing pH and release of compounds for the different leachates. They were used for toxicity experiments on living biota (Xenopus laevis). They are mildly toxic, and no significant differences exist between the toxic profiles of the two leachates.
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