Samples were taken mainly from river sediments and potentially contaminated soil. Samples of fish, seashells or mushrooms were taken from some of the sites.
In August 2012 we, togehter with The Institute of Chemical Technology, conducted a monitoring of pollution of Belarussian environment. We visited 9 hot spots in surroundings of industrial areas and large cities. We monitored mainly the pollution by pesticides, heavy metals, arsen and petroleum products.