Cadmium and Lead: Contamination

Authored by: Gabriella Kakonyi , Imad A.M. Ahmed

Managing Global Resources and Universal Processes

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

Print ISBN: 9781138342637
eBook ISBN: 9780429346132
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429346132-43

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Abstract

The presence of cadmium and lead in the environment is greatly sourced from and affected by anthropogenic activities. These activities are severe and present global environmental and human health issues. The detection of these elements and the determination of their chemical state, thus toxicity, have challenged scientists and engineers for many years. On the basis of the knowledge gained, production is changing and regulations are being put in place to be able to reduce and control the effect of cadmium and lead in the environment.

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