Metal concentrations of plants can be used to monitor the health of an environment

Flora gives essential and vital information on the quality of environment and about the state of the nature.

Different parts of the plant give information about the contamination of soil, the distribution of metals and changes in the environmental fields. In this way, the data collected is also suitable for biogeochemical exploration.

Especially mosses and lichens have been extensively used to monitor the pollutants in air.

Labtium can provide analytical services using different types of sample preparation and digestion methods and analyses using different multi-element packages by ICP-MS- techniques.

When determining the concentrations of metals with respect to environmental loading, decomposition with nitric acid (EPA 3051) is suitable for samples containing organic material i.e. moss, lichen, needle, twig, berry, mushroom, worm etc.

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