The Content of Heavy Metals (Cu, Ni, Cd, Pb, Zn) in Common Reed (Phragmites australis) and Floating Pondweed (Potamogeton natans)
Marta Jastrzębska1, Przemysław Cwynar2, Ryszard Polechoński2, Tomasz Skwara
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1Institute of Animal Breeding, Faculty of Biology and Animal Science,
2Department of Environmental Hygiene and Animal Welfare, Faculty of Biology and Animal Science, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Chełmońskiego 38C, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2010;19(1):243–246
We collected and examined water plant samples of floating pondweed (Potamogeton natans) and Common reed (Phragmites australis). The samples were taken from places situated along the Drawa River (before, next to and below the military training ground). Cu, Ni, Cd, Pb and Zn content was indicated in plants. The received results showed the essential difference of the heavy metals content between plants from various places. The military training ground is a source of Drawa River contamination by heavy metals.