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Atmospheric pollutants monitoring by analysis of epiphytic lichens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17669566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Canoparmelia texana epiphytic lichenized fungi was used to monitor atmospheric pollution in the São Paulo metropolitan region, SP, Brazil. The cluster analysis applied to the element concentration values confirmed the site groups of different levels of pollution due to industrial and vehicular emissions. In the distribution maps of element concentrations, higher concentrations of Ba and Mn were observed in the vicinity of industries and of a petrochemical complex. The highest concentration of Co found in lichens from the São Miguel Paulista site is due to the emissions from a metallurgical processing plant that produces this element. For Br and Zn, the highest concentrations could be associated both to vehicular and industrial emissions. Exploratory analyses revealed that the accumulation of toxic elements in C. texana may be of use in evaluating the human risk of cardiopulmonary mortality due to prolonged exposure to ambient levels of air pollution.
Alessandra Fuga; Mitiko Saiki; Marcelo P Marcelli; Paulo H N Saldiva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-08-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  151     ISSN:  0269-7491     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-04     Completed Date:  2008-08-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  334-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, IPEN-CNEN/SP, Av Professor Lineu Prestes, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis*
Barium / analysis
Bromine / analysis
Cobalt / analysis
Environmental Monitoring / methods*
Industrial Waste
Lichens / chemistry*
Manganese / analysis
Metals, Heavy / analysis*
Neutron Activation Analysis
Vehicle Emissions
Zinc / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Industrial Waste; 0/Metals, Heavy; 0/Vehicle Emissions; 7439-96-5/Manganese; 7440-39-3/Barium; 7440-48-4/Cobalt; 7440-66-6/Zinc; 7726-95-6/Bromine

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