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Air pollution damage to cell membranes in lichens i. development of a simple monitoring test

Authors
Journal
Atmospheric Environment (1967)
0004-6981
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0004-6981(85)90158-1

Abstract

Abstract A simple membrane permeability test for monitoring air quality consists of immersing pieces of lichen in deionized distilled water for 2–5 minutes and measuring the increase in conductivity of the water which occurs when air pollution levels are high.

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