Journal of Applied and Natural Science 4(2):178-180(2012)
Assessment of traffic pollution by using mosses Entodon concinnus and Herpetineuron toccoae
Sunita Kapila, T. Aggarwal and Anju Rao
Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA *Corresponding author. E-mail: email@example.com Received: July 31, 2010; Revised received: June 10, 2012; Accepted: August 6, 2012
Abstract : Lead pollution resulting from vehicular traffic in Chandigarh, India was assessed by using two pleurocarpic, ectohydric mosses (Entodon concinnus and Herpetineuron toccoae) collected from pollution free area in Kasauli. Of the two mosses tested for lead accumulation, E. concinnus was found to be more efficient than H. toccoae (50.3ppm vs 34.4ppm).
Keywords : Assessment, Lead accumulation, Lead content, Moss bags, Traffic pollution