Lichens as monitors of aerial heavy metal pollutants in and around Kampala

  title={Lichens as monitors of aerial heavy metal pollutants in and around Kampala},
  author={J. T. Nyangababo},
  journal={Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  • J. T. Nyangababo
  • Published 1987
  • Environmental Science
  • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
The use of ion exchange resins and biological materials has aroused much interest in the search for inexpensive devices for monitoring pollution. Recent investigators have shown that plants themselves may be used as indicators of aerial fallout of heavy metals. Other workers have pursued the concept of using biological materials still further, by using mosses as indicators of aerial metal depositions. Lichens possess remarkable ion-exchange properties similar to many ion-exchange resins and are… 
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