Investigation on the accumulation of lead and other metals in plants caused by motor-traffic and smelting

  • J. Bacsó
  • M. Kis-Varga
  • P. Kovács
  • G. Kalinka


The Pb and Br content of plants growing along roads has been determined. It has been stated that the Pb-content of rye grass is proportional to the level of public road traffic. The Pb-content of plants cannot be removed by washing. The Pb, Cu and Zn-concentration of plants grown in the vicinity of smeltery may reach the 10–1000 times value of the normal level.


Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Normal Level Road Traffic Public Road 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bacsó
    • 1
  • M. Kis-Varga
    • 1
  • P. Kovács
    • 1
  • G. Kalinka
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hung. Acad. of SciencesDebrecen(Hungary)

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