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Fluoride concentrations and injury indicators on Kooragang Island, New South Wales

Murray, F. (1980) Fluoride concentrations and injury indicators on Kooragang Island, New South Wales. State Pollution Control Commission, Sydney.

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Abstract

Fluorides in selected plant and animal species on Kooragang Island were measured to establish whether, and to what extent, they were concentrated in the food chain.

Levels of the enzyme peroxidase and the photosynthetic pigment chlorophyll a in leaves of the grey mangrove were determined and related to fluoride levels.

The proposition that peroxidase and chlorophyll a levels may be indicators of early invisible plant damage is-investigated. Findings at Kooragang Island sites are compared with those from control sites in a relatively unpolluted environment. The capacity or otherwise of Kooragang Island soils to make deposited fluorides insoluble and unavailable to plants is discussed.

Publication Type: Report
Series Name: Hunter Valley technical report No: 2
Publisher: State Pollution Control Commission
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/23753
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