Demková L., Baranová B., Oboňa J., Árvay J. & Lošák T.
Assessment of air pollution by toxic elements on petrol stations using moss and lichen bag technique
Plant, Soil and Environment
Three moss (Pleurosium spp., Polytrichum spp., Rhytidiadelphus spp.) and two lichen taxa (Hypogymnia physodes L., Pseudevernia furfuracea L.), were exposed for four weeks in six petrol stations, two consecutive years (2015– 2016), in urban area of the Prešov city (Slovakia), to assess accumulation of selected airborne elements Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn. Significantly highest (P significantly lower content of heavy metals compared to mosses and lichens. Major content of heavy metals …