Interpreting the dioxin and furan profiles in the lichen Ramalina canariensis Steiner for monitoring air pollution.

@article{Augusto2007InterpretingTD,
  title={Interpreting the dioxin and furan profiles in the lichen Ramalina canariensis Steiner for monitoring air pollution.},
  author={Sofia Augusto and Fernando M. Catarino and Cristina Branquinho},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2007},
  volume={377 1},
  pages={114-23}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare the dioxin and furan (PCDD/F) profiles in lichens with those of air and soil. Lichen samples of the species Ramalina canariensis Steiner were collected from 44 different sites and analysed. The results were compared to PCDD/F air and soil profiles from bibliographic data concerning several countries and locations. When compared to other biomonitors (pine needles, vegetation, fruits), lichens were observed to accumulate greater concentrations of PCDD/Fs… CONTINUE READING

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