Bio-monitoring using lead isotope ratios in seagrass and oysters

Niels Munksgaard, C Moir, David Parry

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    Abstract

    The combined measurement of lead concentration and isotope ratios in organisms used as bio-monitors may provide a sensitive and cost-effective monitoring tool allowing an unambiguous assessment of the source of lead in environmental samples. Data presented here shows that dispersion of trace amounts of ore-derived Pb produced distinctive Pb isotope ratio changes in seagrass and oysters acting as sentinel accumulators.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)52-54
    Number of pages3
    JournalMarine Technology Society Journal: the international, interdisciplinary society devoted to ocean and marine engineering, science and policy
    Volume36
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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