Heavy Metals: Organic Fertilization Uptake

Authored by: Ewald Schnug , Alexandra Izosimova , Renata Gaj

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120018610

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Abstract

There is a strong link between micronutrient nutrition, the uptake, and the impact of contaminants on plants, animals, and humans. Contamination with heavy metals has become one of the most serious problems for the functionality of ecosystems. Because of industrial development and past disposal activities, heavy metals are considered to be among the most important environmental contaminants that affect terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric systems.

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