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Titolo: Apis mellifera ligustica, Spinola 1806 as bioindicator for detecting environmental contamination: a preliminary study of heavy metal pollution in Trieste, Italy

Anno di pubblicazione: 2017

Autori: Giglio, Anita; Ammendola, Anna; Battistella, Silvia; Naccarato, Attilio; Pallavicini, Alberto; Simeon, Enrico; Tagarelli, Antonio; Giulianini, Piero Giulio

Affiliazioni autori: Universita della Calabria; Universita degli Studi di Trieste; Universita della Calabria

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  • ATTILIO NACCARATO

Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Honeybees have become important tools for the ecotoxicological assessment of soil, water and air metal contamination due to their extraordinary capacity to bioaccumulate toxic metals from the environment. The level of heavy metal pollution in the Trieste city was monitored using foraging bees of Apis mellifera ligustica from hives owned by beekeepers in two sites strategically located in the suburban industrial area and urban ones chosen as control. The metal concentration in foraging bees was determined by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. The chemical analysis has identified and quantified 11 trace elements accumulated in two different rank orders: Zn> Cu > Sr > Bi > Ni > Cr > Pb = Co > V > Cd > As in foraging bees from the suburban site and Zn > Cu > Sr > Cr > Ni > Bi > Co = V > Pb > As > Cd in bees from urban site. Data revealed concentrations of Cr and Cu significantly higher and concentration of Cd significantly lower in bees from urban sites. The spatial difference and magnitude order in heavy metal accumulation along the urban-suburban gradient are mainly related to the different anthropogenic activity within sampled sites and represent a risk for the human health of people living in the city. We discussed and compared results with the range of values reported in literature.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 659

Pagine a: 665

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Environmental science and pollution research international Springer
Paese di pubblicazione: Germania
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0944-1344

Numero volume: 24

Numero fascicolo: 1

DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7862-z

Referee: Sė: Internazionale

Stato della pubblicazione: Published version

Indicizzato da: Scopus [2-s2.0-84991295990]

Parole chiave:

  • Air pollution
  • Bioaccumulation
  • Honey bee
  • Human health
  • Monitoring

URL: http://www.scopus.com/record/display.url?eid=2-s2.0-84991295990&origin=inward

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