Monitoring of traffic-related pollution in a province of central Italy with transplanted lichen Pseudovernia furfuracea.

@article{Guidotti2009MonitoringOT,
  title={Monitoring of traffic-related pollution in a province of central Italy with transplanted lichen Pseudovernia furfuracea.},
  author={M. L. Guidotti and Daniela Stella and Carola Dominici and Gianfranco Blasi and Malgorzata Owczarek and Matteo Vitali and Carmela Protano},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={852-8}
}
The ability of transplanted lichen Pseudevernia furfuracea to biomonitor specific airborne pollutants (heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons—PAHs) was investigated at five stations with different traffic densities in Viterbo, Italy. Exposed lichen showed high levels of all analysed pollutants; greatest values were for Zn (147–252 μg/g dw), Pb (24.9–34.6 μg/g dw), fluoranthene (37–107 ng/g dw), pyrene (23–124 ng/g dw). Comparison between contaminants concentration in lichens before… CONTINUE READING

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