Isaac-Olivé K., Solís C., Martínez-Carrillo M.A., Andrade E. López C., Longoria L.C., Lucho-Constantino C.A., Beltrán-Hernández R.I. Tillandsia usneoides L, a biomonitor in the determination of Ce, La and Sm by neutron activation analysis in an industrial corridor in Central Mexico. Appl. Rad. Isot. 2012, 70, 589594.
The atmosphere of the Tula Industrial Corridor in Central Mexico is contaminated due to several industries including oil refining while station monitoring in this area are limited. Lanthanides are considered fingerprint of oil refinery activities, and La, Ce and Sm have been previously detected in this area using filters. The suitability of T. usneoides as a biomonitor assessing the La, Ce and Sm concentrations in Particulate Matter is evaluated by NAA. Results of both biomonitor and filters are highly correlated.