Hotspots of soil pollution: possible glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid risks to terrestrial ecosystems and human health.

Published: 26 April 2023| Version 4 | DOI: 10.17632/jvd9rwd8r7.4
Karlo Alves,


The data presented herein relate to the manuscript "Hotspots of soil pollution: risks of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid to terrestrial ecosystems and human health - Dataset" by Ferreira et al., submitted to Data In Brief. The file contains the list of selected references; the maximum concentrations of glyphosate (GLY) and aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) concentrations for the selected studies; the LC50 and PNEC values found in the literature for different species of earthworms and springtails; the Risk Quotient (RQ) for GLY and AMPA; and the Human Risk Assessment through the incremental lifetime carcinogenic risk (ILCR) and the non-cancer risk (hazard index - HI) also for GLY and AMPA. The data also provides the parameters (e.g. soil ingestion rate, exposure duration, frequency) to calculate the ILCR and HI. Details on the selection of literature and equations are provided in the submitted article. The work was supported by Fundação Araucária to Centro de Pesquisa da Universidade Positivo (CPUP) through Project PBA2022011000243 (CP 09/2021), and by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) within the scope of UIDB/04423/2020, UIDP/04423/2020, and Project BEESNESS (CIRCNA/BRB/0293/2019). N.G.C.F. was supported by FCT through 2021.02111.CEECIND and through a Marie Skłodowska Curie COFUND Fellowship (H2020-COFUND-SIRCIW > MINT-512202) by Cardiff University, Welsh Government and the European Union. K.A.S. was supported by a technical fellowship provided by Fundação Araucária (CP10/2019) through CPUP. A.T.B.G. was supported by National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) through project n° 304169/2020-0.


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All protocols and details are provided in Ferreira et al. submitted to Data In Brief. Briefly, a literature review was conducted in Scopus for the occurrence of GLY and AMPA globally. The maximum values of these compounds were used to calculate the RQ for earthworms and springtails, along with ILCR and HI, according to the Exposure Factors Handbook from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, 2011). The indexes and scores for the different regions globally were debated. The submitted manuscript provides the full formulas and parameters used (Ferreira et al., submitted). Ferreira, N.G.C.; da Silva, K.A.; Guimarães, A.T.B. and de Oliveira, C.M.R. "Hotspots of soil pollution: risks of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid to terrestrial ecosystems and human health – Dataset", Data in Brief submitted.


Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigacao Marinha e Ambiental, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana - Campus de Cascavel, Universidade Positivo


Environmental Toxicology, Ecological Risk Assessment, Herbicide, Health Risk Assessment, Pesticide Residue, Soil Pollution, Glyphosate


Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


Fundação Araucária

PBA2022011000243 (CP 09/2021)

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


Fundação Araucária


Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


Llywodraeth Cymru


Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


Cardiff University


Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico


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