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Abstract

The fallout of trace elements (aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, mercury, nickel, lead, selenium, vanadium and zinc) in two potentially polluted areas and in the entire province of Gorizia was evaluated by simultaneous analysis of mosses and soils. In mosses, concentration of all trace elements but cadmium and lead were higher than average values detected in Italy. In soils, except arsenic, concentration of metals was below legal values. Calculated deposition rates were between 0.2 (mercury) and 104 (zinc) g ha{-1} y{-1}. These values describe a low anthropogenic pressure.

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Authors: CENCI R M ET AL, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Environment Institute, Ispra (IT);FORNASIER F, Istituto Sperimentale per la Nutrizione della Plante, Gorizia (IT);CANTONE P, Istituto Sperimentale per la Nutrizione della Plante, Gorizia (IT);MENCHINI G, Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente dei Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Palmanova (IT);MATCOVICH P, Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente dei Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Palmanova (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Inquinamento, No 33, December 2001, pp. 44-51.
Record Number: 200214543 / Last updated on: 2002-04-04
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: it
Available languages: it