Heavy Metals and Environment
Metals And Metalloids Are Ubiquitous Environmental Constituents And Cannot Be Broken Down To Non-Toxic Forms By The Biological System. Once The Ecosystem Is Contaminated With Them, They Remain As A Potential Hazard To Human Health For Many Years. Heavy Metals Are Particularly Important In This Respect. This Book, Which Is A Part Of Man And Environment Series, Discusses Diverse Issues Relating To Heavy Metals And Environmental And Human Health Problems.
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