heavy metals


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heavy metals

Elements including cadmium, lead and mercury, all poisonous. Careless dumping can create local health hazards.
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Inextricably entangled in the mess to which he was clinging were numerous other landing hooks such as he had attached to the warrior's harness, and with one of these he sought to secure himself until the storm should abate sufficiently to permit him to climb to the deck, but even as he reached for one that swung near him the ship was caught in a renewed burst of the storm's fury, the thrashing cordage whipped and snapped to the lunging of the great craft and one of the heavy metal hooks, lashing through the air, struck the Jed of Gathol fair between the eyes.
The gipsy is a tough, active fellow, but not very skilful with his weapon, so that Joe's weight and strength tell in a minute; he is too heavy metal for him.
It was the figure of the wailer whom he had come to still, the figure of a young woman with a wooden skewer through the split septum of her nose, with a heavy metal ornament depending from her lower lip, which it had dragged down to hideous and repulsive deformity, with strange tattooing upon forehead, cheeks, and breasts, and a wonderful coiffure built up with mud and wire.
In addition, higher energy needs and increased use of heavy metals in industrial processes have increased human exposure to these toxic materials in drinking water in recent decades.
Contamination of aquatic ecosystems with heavy metals leads to accumulation of these elements in aquatic biota including fish.
The present study was conducted to determine the concentrations of heavy metals Zn, Fe, Cu, Mg and Mn in muscle tissue of the two weight classes of green tiger shrimp, Penaeus semisulcatus including the shrimps with a mean weight of 11.
This study was conducted to determine the accumulation of some heavy metals such as Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn) and Lead (Pb) in liver, gills and muscles of Catfish (Clarius gariepinus) from three different farms in Sarawak, Malaysia.
This study aimed to investigate heavy metals contamination in the rice and soil samples of different cultivated field in Yar Hussain Swabi.
The concentrations of eight heavy metals (Hg, As, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn and Cd, As is a metalloid) in each wheat plant part were evaluated, and the accumulation and relationship of these heavy metals (HMs) were analyzed.
Because heavy metals are extremely hazardous to the environment and organisms, they harm human wellness through the food chain.
Water contaminated with lead, mercury, or other heavy metals poses serious problems for not only our health but also for our environment.
With industrial progress environmental pollution due to toxic heavy metals is widely spreading.