The concentrations, distribution and sources of cadmium, copper, lead and zinc in the atmosphere of an urban environment.

The four metals Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn have been measured in residential city air in a relatively small urban environment. The atmospheric concentrations are Cd, 0.516, 0.305; Cu, 12.5, 8.22; Pb, 155, 70.2; and Zn 47.4, 22.4 ng m-3 at two different sites. Except for lead the concentrations are low and more typical of rural areas in more industrialised centres… CONTINUE READING