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Heavy Metal Accumulation in Lichens from the Hetauda Industrial Area Narayani Zone Makwanpur District, Nepal


Lichen samples collected in and around Hetauda Industrial area,(HIA) Narayani zone, Makwanpur district, Nepal, were analyzedfor Cr, Ni, Pb, Zn, Ca, Mn, Fe, Si, and Al. The samples fromthe location inside the industrial area have higher levels ofmetal than the outside areas. Pyxine meissnerina growinginside the industrial area accumulated higher levels of all themetals analyzed.

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Pandey, V., Upreti, D.K., Pathak, R. et al. Heavy Metal Accumulation in Lichens from the Hetauda Industrial Area Narayani Zone Makwanpur District, Nepal. Environ Monit Assess 73, 221–228 (2002).

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  • biomonitoring
  • lichens
  • metal accumulation