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Monitoring Airborne Heavy Metal Using Mosses in the City of Xuzhou, China

Overview of attention for article published in Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology, March 2016
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Title
Monitoring Airborne Heavy Metal Using Mosses in the City of Xuzhou, China
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Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology, March 2016
DOI 10.1007/s00128-016-1777-8
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Chang Liu, Peng Zhou, Yanming Fang

Abstract

The concentrations of six elements (Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) were measured in moss (Haplocladium microphyllum) samples collected from 55 urban sites in the summer of 2013. The objectives were to evaluate variations in the heavy metal concentrations in mosses across Xuzhou, and to develop maps of metal pollution for this region. Despite great variations in the concentrations of the six heavy metals in the mosses, significant correlations among certain heavy metals were identified, suggesting that these pollutants likely originated from identical sources. With the exception of Cr, there was no significant correlation in metal concentration between the moss tissues and adhering soils. The highest concentration of Cr occurred in the west. However, the spatial distribution for the other metals generally showed higher concentrations in the northeast, likely due to greater contamination by industrial activities and higher traffic volume.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 3 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 18%
Professor 2 12%
Unspecified 2 12%
Student > Bachelor 2 12%
Other 5 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 6 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 29%
Unspecified 2 12%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Other 2 12%

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#9,379,728
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#1,643
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#160,342
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#20
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