Bioaccumulative and conchological assessment of heavy metal transfer in a soil-plant-snail food chain

  title={Bioaccumulative and conchological assessment of heavy metal transfer in a soil-plant-snail food chain},
  author={Dragos V Nica and Marian Bura and Iosif I. Gergen and Monica Harmanescu and Despina Maria Bordean},
  booktitle={Chemistry Central journal},
BACKGROUND Copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb) can pose serious threats to environmental health because they tend to bioaccumulate in terrestrial ecosystems. We investigated under field conditions the transfer of these heavy metals in a soil-plant-snail food chain in Banat area, Romania. The main goal of this paper was to assess the Roman snail (Helix pomatia) usefulness in environmental monitoring as bioindicator of heavy metal accumulation. Eight sampling sites, selected by… CONTINUE READING
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