Airborne lead and other elements derived from local fires in the Himalayas

Cliff I. Davidson, Thomas C. Grimm, Margaret A. Nasta

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Abstract

The combustion of wood and yak dung for heating and cooking in a populated Nepal Himalayan valley contributes significantly to the ambient airborne concentrations of lead, copper, aluminum, magnesium, and elemental and organic carbon. A comparison of the concentrations of these elements in fresh snow with corresponding values in air suggests that the pollution aerosol is confined to the valley, with pristine air aloft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1344-1346
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume214
Issue number4527
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

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