Heavy Metals

Authored by: J. McLaughlin Mike

Managing Global Resources and Universal Processes

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138342637
eBook ISBN: 9780429346132
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429346132-25

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Abstract

It is generally accepted that metals having a specific gravity (weight per unit volume) greater than 5 Mgm–3 are termed heavy metals. Some heavy metals are essential for either plant or animal survival on land, while others are nonessential and toxic at low concentrations.

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