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Lead and cadmium levels in coastal benthic algae (seaweeds) of Tenerife, Canary Islands.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12504159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lead and cadmium levels of some species of brown-algae (Phaeophyta) from the mesolittoral (intertidal area) of the Island of Tenerife (central-eastern Atlantic) were determined by Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. The quality control was carried out using a standard "CRM 279 Ulva lactuca". The mean, minimum and maximum concentrations were 11.21, 2.090 and 81.795 microg/g/dw; and 1.13, 0.190 and 5.130 microg/g/dw for lead and cadmium, respectively. The fact that samples registering the highest cadmium concentrations were the same as those which showed the highest lead level corresponding to a sampling station nearby an urban water outlet could be relevant.
Gonzalo Lozano; Arturo Hardisson; Angel José Gutiérrez; María Anunciación Lafuente
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environment international     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0160-4120     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Int     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-30     Completed Date:  2003-04-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807270     Medline TA:  Environ Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Biology (Marine Sciences), Faculty of Biology, University of La Laguna, 38206 Tenerife, Canary Islands, La Laguna, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Algae, Brown / chemistry*
Atlantic Ocean
Cadmium / analysis,  pharmacokinetics*
Environmental Monitoring
Lead / analysis,  pharmacokinetics*
Spectrophotometry, Atomic
Tissue Distribution
Water Pollutants / analysis,  pharmacokinetics*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Water Pollutants; 7439-92-1/Lead; 7440-43-9/Cadmium

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