Airborne organic micropollutant concentrations in mosses and humus as indicators for local versus long-range sources.

@article{Knulst1995AirborneOM,
  title={Airborne organic micropollutant concentrations in mosses and humus as indicators for local versus long-range sources.},
  author={J. C. Knulst and H{\aa}kan Westling and Eva Brorstr{\"o}m-Lund{\'e}n},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  year={1995},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={75-91}
}
The concentrations of HCB, PCB, and PAH in epiphytic mosses (Hylocomium splendens and Pleurozium schreberi) and forest humus were used to study the atmospheric exposure of conferous forests in a region in central Sweden. Air concentrations of HCB and PCB were monitored around an expected source. Moss contamination was used as a short-term exposure indicator, and humus contamination was assumed to indicate long-term exposure to HCB, PCB, and PAH.The level of HCB in mosses (0.4-1.7 ng/g, by dry… CONTINUE READING

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