Heavy metal content of total suspended air particles in the heavily industrialized town of Gebze, Turkey.

@article{Ergenekon2014HeavyMC,
  title={Heavy metal content of total suspended air particles in the heavily industrialized town of Gebze, Turkey.},
  author={Pinar Ergenekon and Kadir Ulutaş},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2014},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={90-5}
}
Air pollution is a serious environmental problem in industrialized towns, where a significant portion of the residents live in close proximity to factories and major highways with high traffic load. In this study, the ambient air quality in Gebze, an industrial region with an area of 438 km(2) and a population of 300,000, was characterized in terms for total suspended particulate matter and its composition of trace elements, i.e. Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni and Pb. Samples were collected using high… CONTINUE READING