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Title: Heavy metals in urban roadside plants from Amman, Jordan
Authors: Swaileh, Khalid
Matani, Munther
Hussein, Ratib Muhammad
Keywords: Heavy-metal tolerant plants - Jordan;Heavy metals - Environmental aspects - Jordan;Roadside plants - Jordan - Environmental aspects
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: In Jordan, the number of vehicles mostly operating by leaded fuel has increased rapidly during the last years of the 20th century. Traffic congestion are becoming very rapid in the capital Amman. This leads to increasing an concentration of traffic pollutants, including metals. The present study aims at investigating heavy metals (Pb and Cu) in tissues of five common urban roadside plants from different locations within the capital of Jordan.
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