The Influence of Urban Agglomeration on the Accumulation of Certain Heavy Metal Ions in Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.)
 
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University of Opole
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Marcin Konieczny   

University of Opole
Publication date: 2020-07-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2020; 21(5):80–87
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Different compounds including toxic heavy metals ions have been used in various industrial branches for ages. Therefore, these compounds are nowadays often identified in the natural environment. Plants usually function like indirect transporters through which heavy metals, in the form of ions, infiltrate from the environment into the human and animals’ food chains. The present paper studied the influence of urban agglomeration on the accumulation of certain heavy metals in tansy. The content of heavy metals ions (Cr, Ni, Cd and Pb) was marked in the tansy leaves. Depending on the location of sampling, large variations in the heavy metal content were observed in the plant material. The research results indicate that the heavy metal content of tansy is influenced by the close "neighborhood" of a well-developed urban agglomeration such as patrol stations and factories.