Estimation of atmospheric air toxicity using microscopic algae

Estimation of atmospheric air toxicity using microscopic algae Russian Journal of Ecology; Vol. 31, No. 3, 2000, pp. 209-210. Translated from Eladogiya, No. 3, 2000, pp. 231-232. Original Russian Text Copyright 9 2000 by Kabirov, Sukhanova, Khaibullina. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS R. R. Kabirov, N. V. Sukhanova, and L. S. Khaibullina Bashkortostan State Pedagogical Institute, ul. Oktyabr'skoi revolyutsii 3a, Ufa, 450000 Bashkortostan, Russia Received December 15, 1998 Key words: atmospheric air toxicity, unicellular algae, bioindication The world is now characterized by increasing air To obtain versatile and effective information on pollution. The existing system of control over the con- atmospheric air quality, we suggest a new method of determining the toxicity of water-soluble components dition of the atmospheric air is mainly based on physi- causing such ecological disturbances as acid rain, fog, cal and chemical methods. These methods determine dew, and smog. the air composition but do not determine the impact on living organisms, i.e., toxicity. For active and passive We passed the investigated air through glass absorb- biomonitoring of the atmospheric air, various organ- ers with distilled water and observed the reaction to the isms are used (Golubkova and Malysheva, 1978; Schu- test organisms--unicellular green and blue-green bert, 1982; Dobrovol'skii et al., 1988; Salgare and algae. The control Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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