Accumulation of pollutants in terrestrial plants

Other Names:
Accumulation of contaminant residues in terrestrial plants

Mosses and lichens have a high capacity for interception and retention of airborne and waterborne contaminants. Bioaccumulation may occur of toxic metals, organochlorine residues, and radionuclides as a result of fallout from nuclear weapons testing and from nuclear reactor accidents.


Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
16.06.2019 – 21:03 CEST