Water, Air, and Soil Pollution

, Volume 21, Issue 1–4, pp 77–85 | Cite as

The dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) — A monitor for environmental pollution?

  • I. Kuleff
  • R. Djingova


Neutron activation analysis has been used to determine the amounts of As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Sb, Se, and Zn in the leaves of Taraxacum offcinale and show that it accumulates these elements. The accumulation corresponds to the extent of environmental pollution. Since Taraxacum officinale is widely distributed it may be successfully used for monitoring metal pollution.


Environmental Pollution Activation Analysis Neutron Activation Neutron Activation Analysis Metal Pollution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Kuleff
    • 1
  • R. Djingova
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiochemical Laboratory, Faculty of ChemistryUniversity of SofiaSofiaBulgaria

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