CHARACTERIZATION OF HEAVY METALS ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION FOR ASSESSMENT OF URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN THE BOLOGNA CITY (ITALY)

Livia Vittori Antisari, Serena Carbone, Chiara Ferronato, Andrea Simoni & Gilmo Vianello
The suburban area of Bologna city in southeast portion of Po Valley (Northern Italy) is characterized by high emission from industrial, urban, agriculture and traffic sources. The presence of an urban waste incinerator get inhabitants to require answers about impact of its emissions on the environmental quality related to human health. The concentrations of some pollutants (Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, V and Zn) were determined in topsoil, plants and mosses tissues sampled...