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Title: Biomonitoring as a Nature-Based Solution to Assess Atmospheric Pollution and Impacts on Public Health
Authors: THEOPHILO, Carolina Yume SawamuraRIBEIRO, Andreza PortellaMOREIRA, Edson GoncalvesARANHA, SidneiBOLLMANN, Harry AlbertoSANTOS, Cleiton JordaoOLIVEIRA, Anderson deSANTOS, Sidney dosSAIKI, MitikoSALDIVA, Paulo Hilario NascimentoFERREIRA, Mauricio Lamano
Citation: BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, v.107, n.1, Special Issue, p.29-36, 2021
Abstract: The control of air pollution remains a challenge to the planning of cities and fossil fuel burning is the main cause of air degradation. Particulate matter (PM) is the contaminant commonly used as an indicator of pollution, but environmental agencies may face difficulties in operating surveillance networks due to the lack of resources and infrastructure. As an alternative to conventional networks, scientific studies have pointed out that nature itself can contribute to the diagnosis and reduction of air pollution. Nature-based solutions (NbS) are proposals that use natural processes and structures to meet different environmental challenges. In this study, biomonitoring with Tillandsia usneoides was applied as a NbS tool to evaluate air quality in an important port urban area in the city of Guaruja, Brazil, affected by industrial and vehicular emissions. It was observed that cadmium mass fractions were at least forty times higher than the control area with one-month exposition.
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