BARGE (the Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe)

BARGE Publications - Papers


Assessment of a Geochemical Extraction Procedure to determine the Solid Phase Distribution and Bioaccessibility of Potentially Harmful Elements is Soils: A case study using the NIST 2710 reference soil

In vivo Validation of the Unified BARGE Method to assess the Bioaccessibility of Arsenic Antimony, Cadmium and Lead in soils

Bioaccessibility of trace elements as affected by soil parameters in smelter-contaminated agricultural soils: A statistical modeling approach

Evaluation of the Cd, Pb and Cu contamination of soils using a rapid plant biotest


A lead isotopic study of the human bioaccessibility of lead in urban soils from Glasgow, Scotland

An inter-laboratory trial of the unified BARGE bioaccessibility method for arsenic, cadmium and lead in soil

Assessment of Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP) bioavailability and bioaccessibility for human health exposure assessment: A critical review

Assessment of lead bioaccessibility in peri-urban contaminated soils

Determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban street dust: Implications for human health

Effect of particle size on arsenic bioaccessibility in gold mine tailings of Nova Scotia

Effects of biochar and the earthworm Eisenia fetida on the bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and potentially toxic elements

Impact of soil particle size and bioaccessibility on children and adult lead exposure in peri-urban contaminated soils

Inclusion of soil arsenic bioaccessibility in ecological risk assessment and comparison with biological effects

Influence of saliva, gastric and intestinal phases on the prediction of As relative bioavailability using the Unified Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe Method (UBM)

Investigation of DGT as a metal speciation tool in artificial human gastrointestinal fluids

Oral bioavailability, in Contaminated Land: From Theory to Practice. Ed, Frank Swartjes

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in food and associated human daily intake assessment considering bioaccessibility measured by simulated gastrointestinal digestion

Predicting Arsenic Relative Bioavailability in Contaminated Soils Using Meta Analysis and Relative Bioavailability-Bioaccessibility Regression Models

Relative Bioavailability and Bioaccessibility and Speciation of Arsenic in Contaminated Soils

The bioaccessibility of metals in incineration

The use of multivariate statistical analysis of geochemical data for assessing the spatial distribution of soil contamination by potentially toxic elements in the Aljustrel mining area (Iberian Pyrite Belt, Portugal)

Using deuterated PAH amendments to validate chemical extraction methods to predict PAH bioavailability in soils


An overview of measurement method tools available to communities for conducting exposure and cumulative risk assessments

Arsenic metabolism by human gut microbiota upon in vitro digestion of contaminated soils

Assessing Cd, Pb, Zn human bioaccessibility in smelter-contaminated agricultural topsoils (northern France)

Assessment of five bioaccessibility assays for predicting the efficacy of petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation in aged contaminated soils

Assessment of human exposure to environmental heavy metals in soils and bryophytes of the central region of Portugal

Assessment of the bioaccessibility of Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in foods and the correlations of the bioaccessibility with nutrient contents

Bioavailability of residual polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons following enhanced natural attenuation of creosote-contaminated soil

Biotransformation of metal(loid)s by intestinal micro-organisms

Cd, Pb and Zn oral bioaccessibility of urban soils contaminated in the past by atmospheric emissions from two lead and zinc smelters

Comparison of batch mode and dynamic physiologically based bioaccessibility tests for PAHs in soil samples

Comparison of batch mode and dynamic physiologically based bioaccessibility tests for PAHs in soil samples

Copper lability in soils subjected to intermittent submergence

Determination of cadmium relative bioavailability in contaminated soils and its prediction using in vitro methodologies

Determination of the bioaccessibility of chromium in Glasgow soil and the implications for human health risk assessment

Effects of soil composition and mineralogy on the bioaccessibility of arsenic from tailings and soil in gold mine districts of Nova Scotia

Evaluation of small dairy ruminant exposure to Polycylic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: A biomarker approach

Method variables affecting the bioaccessibility of arsenic in soil

Microbial services and their management: Recent progresses in soil bioremediation technology

Modelling Pb bioaccessibility in soils contaminated by mining and smelting activities

Organic chemical contaminants in hens egg: regulatory context, modes and risk of transfer

Polychlorinated biphenyl and low Polybrominated diphenyl Ether Transfer to Milk in lactating goats chronically exposed to contaminated soil

Relative proportions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons differ between accumulation bioassays and chemical methods to predict bioavailability

Ruminal disappearance of PAHs in contaminated grass using the nylon bag technique

Soil contamination by organic and inorganic pollutants at the regional scale: the case of Piedmont, Italy

Trace elements in soils of urban areas


Addressing arsenic bioaccessibility in ecological risk assessment: A novel approach to avoid overestimating risk

Advances in assessing bioavailability of metal(loids) in contaminated soils

Arsenic distribution and bioaccessibility across particle fractions in historically contaminated soils

Arsenic uptake and speciation in vegetables grown under greenhouse conditions

Assessment of four commonly employed in vitro arsenic bioaccessibility assays for predicting in vivo relative arsenic bioavailability in contaminated soils

Bioaccessibility, solid phase distribution, and speciation of Sb in soils and in digestive fluids

Bioavailability of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from soil and hay matrices in lactating goats

Bioavailability of sodium nitrite from an aqueous solution in healthy adults

Earthworms and in vitro physiologically-based extraction tests: complementary tools for a holistic approach towards understanding risk at arsenic-contaminated sites

Effects of probiotic bacteria on the bioaccessibility of aflatoxin B-1 and ochratoxin A using an in vitro digestion model under fed conditions

Evaluation of SBRC-Gastric and SBRC-Intestinal Methods for the Prediction of in vivo relative lead bioavailability in contaminated soils

Oral bioavailability and bioaccessibility in humans of metals and metalloids from polluted soils: Definitions, measure protocols and international operational feedback

Principles and application of an in vivo swine assay for the determination of arsenic bioavailability in contaminated matrices

Relative bioavailability of soil-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in goats


A lines of evidence approach to the assessment of the bioaccessibility as in soils in the UK

Application of an in vivo swine model for the determination of arsenic bioavailability in contaminated vegetables

Availability and bioaccessibility of metals in fine particles of some urban soils

Biotesting of heavy metal pollution in the soil

Ecotoxicological evaluation of petroleum refinery wastes with a tomato-mycorrhiza test

Effect of soil ageing on in vivo arsenic bioavailability in two dissimilar soils

Linking solid phase speciation of Pb sequestered to birnessite to oral Pb bioaccessibility: Implications for soil remediation

Phenanthrene release from natural organic matter surrogates under simulated human gastrointestinal conditions

Soil chemical controls on arsenic bioaccessibility and bioavailability

The impact of sequestration on the bioaccessibility of arsenic in long-term contaminated soils

The oral bioavailability of nitrate from nitrate-rich vegetables in humans

Update on bioaccessibility testing of inorganic elements: Comparison of methods and reproducibility


A Study of the relationship between arsenic bioaccessibility and its solid-phase distribution in soils from Wellingborough, UK

Arsenic bioaccessibility and speciation in clams and seaweed from a contaminated marine environment

Aryl hydrocarbon bioaccessibility to small mammals from Arctic plants using in vitro techniques

Assessing exposure to pedogenic arsenic contamination at a dwelling in Northamptonshire, UK: a case study

Assessing the geochemical inherent quality of natural soils in the Douro river basin for grapevine cultivation using data analysis and geostatistics

Bioaccessibility and excretion of arsenic in Niu Huang Jie Du Pian pills

Bioaccessibility of PAH from Danish soils

Bioaccessibility of lead in high carbonate soils

Bioaccessibility of metals in urban playground soils

Comparison of five in vitro digestion models to in vivo experimental results: Lead bioaccessibility in the human gastrointestinal tract

Comparison of in vivo and in vitro methodologies for the assessment of arsenic bioavailability in contaminated soils

Ecological risk assessment of lead contamination at rifle and pistol ranges using techniques to account for site characteristics

Estimation of the bioaccessible arsenic fraction in soils using near infrared spectroscopy

Field test of in situ soil amendments at the tar creek national priorities list superfund site

Foreward to BARGE Special publication of the Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A

Gastrointestinal microbes increase arsenic bioaccessibility of ingested mine tailings using the simulator of the human intestinal microbial ecosystem

In vitro assessment of arsenic bioaccessibility in contaminated (anthropogenic and geogenic) soils

Incorporating bioaccessibility in detailed quantitative human health risk assessments

Lead bioaccessibility in food web intermediates and the influence on ecological risk assessment

Oral bioaccessibility and leaching: Tests for soil risk assessment

Spatial patterns of dispersion and pollution sources for arsenic at Lousal mine, Portugal

The bioaccessibility of lead from Welsh mine waste using a respiratory uptake test

The effect of dosing vehicle on arsenic bioaccessibility in smelter-contaminated soils


Bioaccessibility of arsenic bound to corundum using a simulated gastrointestinal system

Bioaccessibility of arsenic(V) bound to ferrihydrite using a simulated gastrointestinal system

Bioaccessibility of lead sequestered to corundum and ferrihydrite in a simulated gastrointestinal system

Comparison of soil Pb in vitro bioaccessibility and in vivo bioavailability with Pb pools from a sequential soil extraction

Consumer product in vitro digestion model: bio accessibility of contaminants and its application in risk assessment

Eco-toxicological evaluation of soils polluted with copper

Effect of exposure to soil-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on milk contaminations of parent compounds and their monohydroxylated metabolites

Effect of soil properties on lead bioavailability and toxicity to earthworms

Evaluation of the bioaccessibility of metals and metalloids in Eastern Canadian mine tailings using an in vitro gastrointestinal model, the simulator of the human intestinal microbial ecology (SHIME)

How can information on oral bioavailability improve human health risk assessment for lead-contaminated soils? Implementation and scientific basis

In vivo assessment of arsenic bioavailability in rice and its significance for human health risk assessment

Iron nutrition and possible lead toxicity: An appraisal of geophagy undertaken by pregnant women of UK Asian communities

Preliminary assessment of a unified bioaccessibility method for potentially harmful elements in soils


Applicability of an in vitro digestion model in assessing the bioaccessibility of mycotoxins from food

Bacteriological test experiments for compost quality control (no link available)

Bioaccessibility of arsenic in soils developed over Jurassic ironstones in eastern England

Characterization of contaminated land

Differential transfer of organic micropollutants through intestinal barrier using Caco-2 cell line

Factors controlling the bioaccessibility of Pb in polluted soils

Generic and site-specific criteria in assessment of human health risk from contaminated soil

Predicting the efficacy of PAH bioremediation in creosote-contaminated soil using bioavailability assays

Trace element chemistry in residual-treated soil: Key concepts and metal bioavailability


Development of a terrestrial vertebrate model for assessing bioavailability of cadmium in the fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) and in ovo effects on hatchling size and thyroid function

Effect of bile type on the bioaccessibility of soil contaminants in an in vitro digestion model

Evaluation of a method for identification of host physico-chemical phases for trace metals and measurement of their solid-phase partitioning in soil samples by nitric acid extraction and chemometric mixture resolution

Mobilisation of arsenic at the Talhadas old mining area - Central Portugal

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon release from a soil matrix in the in vitro gastrointestinal tract

The bioavailability of chemicals in soil for earthworms

The use and misuse of CLR 7 acceptance tests for assessment of risks to human health from contaminated land

Uptake of arsenic by vegetables for human consumption: a study of Wellingborough allotment plots

Validation of the in vitro gastrointestinal (IVG) method to estimate relative bioavailable lead in contaminated soils


An approach for characterizing arsenic sources and risk at contaminated sites: Application to gold mining sites in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

Chemical extraction methods to assess bioavailable arsenic in soil and solid media,

Controls of bioavailability and biodegradability of dissolved organic matter in soils

Development of an in vitro digestion model for estimating the bioaccessibility of soil contaminants

In vitro gastrointestinal method to estimate relative bioavailable cadmium in contaminated soil

In vitro intestinal lead uptake and transport in relation to speciation

Lead speciation in artificial human digestive fluid

Toxicity issues associated with geogenic arsenic in the groundwater-soil-plant-human continuum


Adsorption, sequestration, and bioaccessibility of As(V) in soils

Comparison of five in vitro digestion models to study the bioaccessibility of soil contaminants


Assessment of metal availability in smelter soil using earthworms and chemical extractions

Availability of Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and lindane for uptake by intestinal Caco-2 cells

Refining the risk assessment of metal-contaminated soils


Estimation of Cd, Pb, and Zn bioavailability in smelter-contaminated soils by a sequential extraction procedure

Mobilization of PCBs and lindane from soil during in vitro digestion and their distribution among bile salt micelles and proteins of human digestive fluid and the soil


Bioavailablility of heavy metals in strongly acidic soils treated with exceptional quality biosolids


Absolute bioavailability of lead from soil

Measurement of trace element distributions in soils and sediments using sequential leach data and a non-specific extraction system with chemometric data processing


Reduction of excessive bioavailable phosphorus in soils by using municipal and industrial wastes