Bioaccumulation of aluminium in the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis at neutral pH.

@article{Elangovan1997BioaccumulationOA,
  title={Bioaccumulation of aluminium in the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis at neutral pH.},
  author={R Elangovan and Keith N. White and Catherine R. McCrohan},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={1997},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={29-33}
}
This study examined the accumulation of aluminium (Al) by the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis at neutral pH, when most Al would be predicted to be in an insoluble form (Al(OH)(3)). Snails were exposed to a range of Al concentrations (38-285 microg l(-1)) for 30 days, followed by 20 days in clean water. Aluminium was measured using atomic absorption spectroscopy. Significant accumulation of Al occurred in the whole soft tissues, gut, digestive gland and kidney at the latest by day 10. High… CONTINUE READING