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2021 Papers of the Year: Plant Leaves Work as Reliable Air Monitor in Citizen-Science Study

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Working with citizen-scientists, University of Arizona SRP Center researchers demonstrated that leaves can be used as a low-cost, reliable method to assess the level of metals in airborne dust. The method can help assess exposure from former mine sites that emit heavy metals that can be distributed by wind to nearby communities.

Read more in the NIEHS Environmental Factor Newsletter.

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