Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 273, Issue 3, pp 543–547 | Cite as

Analysis of lichen species for atmospheric pollution biomonitoring in the Santo André municipality, São Paulo, Brazil

  • M. Saiki
  • E. R. Alves
  • M. P. Marcelli


Instrumental neutron activation analysis was applied for the determination of trace elements in Canoparmelia texana species collected mnonpolluted areas of Atlantic Forest and in six sites of Santo André Municipality, SP, Brazil. Concentrations of As, Ba, Br, Ca, Cd, Cl, Cr, Cs, Co, Fe, K, La, Mn, Na, Rb, Sb, Sc, Se, U, and Zn were determined and comparisons were made between the results obtained in lichens from different sites.


International Atomic Energy Agency Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Lichen Species Thermal Neutron Flux Lichen Sample 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Saiki
    • 1
  • E. R. Alves
    • 1
  • M. P. Marcelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Neutron Activation Analysis LaboratorySão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de BotânicaSão PauloBrazil

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