Document Detail

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
Related Documents :
25396746 - The arabidopsis plat domain protein1 is critically involved in abiotic stress tolerance.
25425486 - Mineral nutrition of campos rupestres plant species on contrasting nutrient-impoverishe...
20004056 - Cr(vi) reduction capacity of activated sludge as affected by nitrogen and carbon source...
15559796 - Emission control for precursors causing acid rain (v): improvement of acid soil with th...
21259376 - A systematic study of the polyphenolic composition of aqueous extracts deriving from se...
20945766 - Favorable fragmentation: river reservoirs can impede downstream expansion of riparian w...
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.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
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

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Temporal trends (1990-2000) in the concentration of cadmium, lead and mercury in mosses across Europ...
Next Document:  Environmental, parental, and personal influences on food choice, access, and overweight status among...