Spatial and temporal patterns of airborne metal pollution : the value of low technology sampling to an environmental epidemiology study.
To investigate an epidemic of respiratory cancer in Armadale, central Scotland, its air pollution was studied.
During a period of 18 months, low technology samplers were exposed at 47 sites in the town to monitor the local variations in contamination by atmospheric metals.
The samplers were two types of lichen and two types of moss, one of each type being a transplant and the other an in situ sampler.
Following each exposure, the comparability of the samplers'uptake and retention of the metals was assessed.
The sources of the metals and the effects of environmental variables on the pollution patterns were investigated through statistical analyses of spatial and temporal trends in the data.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Métal, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Contrôle, Echantillonnage, Source pollution, Analyse donnée, Analyse statistique, Aciérie, Météorologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Metal, Scotland, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Check, Sampling, Pollution source, Data analysis, Statistical analysis, Steelmaking plant, Meteorology
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Code Inist : 001D16C04B. Création : 199406.