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Química Nova

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PELOSI, Sergio  and  FRANCHI, Massimo. Multiple survey of environmental conditions in Varano lagoon (South Italy). Quím. Nova [online]. 2003, vol.26, n.6, pp. 789-794. ISSN 0100-4042.

In the sediments of Varano lagoon (South Italy) were evaluated the concentration of some toxic heavy metals. Besides in the same sites were determinated the bioluminescent inhibition of eluate sediments by ToxalertÒ 10 and all matrix datas comparated with biological classification proposed by author Frisoni based on abundance level of macrozoobenthos. The results from three tipes of approches (ecotoxicological, chemical and biological ) show a similar trend.

Keywords : Toxalert; heavy metals; macrozoobenthos.

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