Feasibility of oak leaves as monitor for airborne pollution

G. Capannesi, A. Cecchi, C. Ciavola, A.F. Sedda

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The present paper confirms that evergreen oak leaves (Ouercus ilex) are a reliable biological monitor for pollution originating from vehicular traffic. By treating of experimental data statistically a simple model was obtained which explains pollution levels in terms of vehicular density and particulate resuspension effects. An extensive list of current literature in this field is also included. © 1993 Akadémiai Kiadó.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309 - 320
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Capannesi, G., Cecchi, A., Ciavola, C., & Sedda, A. F. (1993). Feasibility of oak leaves as monitor for airborne pollution. Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry, 167(2), 309 - 320. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02037189