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Pollution Monitoring in Heavy Traffic Sites with Moss Sampling

Parag Dalal
Biomonitoring studies have been done for the estimation of heavy metals (Pb. Cu, Co, Cr and Ni) in Heavy Traffic areas in Indore City by using the moss Physcomitrium pyrifonne (common bladder moss). The concentration of these elements comes into the mosses mainly from vehicular activity and other major anthropogenic activities. A significant accumulation of metals has been found in Heavy Traffic areas in comparison to the Garden areas (our control site). Moss Physcomitrium pyriforme were
more » ... riforme were collected from moist brick walls and from garden soil.