Concentrations of Pb, Zn, and Cu in Taraxacum spp. in relation to urban pollution

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Cook, C.M., Sgardelis, S.P., Pantis, J.D. et al. Concentrations of Pb, Zn, and Cu in Taraxacum spp. in relation to urban pollution. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 53, 204–210 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00192034

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Keywords

  • Waste Water
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution
  • Urban Pollution