In order to measure concentrations of heavy metals in moss, several nationwide surveys have been carried out since 1977. Inputs of cadmium from long-range atmospheric transport have been greatly reduced since the 1970s. An exception is the local deposition in Odda.
Concentrations of cadmium
micrograms per gram moss
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