Lichens as biomonitors of uranium in the Balkan area.

  title={Lichens as biomonitors of uranium in the Balkan area.},
  author={Stefano Loppi and Francesco Riccobono and Zh H Zhang and S Savic and Dobri Ivanov and Stergios Arg Pirintsos},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  volume={125 2},
The contribution of the conflict of 1999 to the environmental levels of uranium in the Balkan area was evaluated by means of lichens used as biomonitors. The average U concentration found in lichens in the present study was in line with the values reported for lichens from other countries and well below the levels found in lichens collected in areas with natural or anthropogenic sources of U. Measurement of isotopic ratios 235U/238U allowed to exclude the presence of depleted uranium. According… CONTINUE READING

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