publication . Article . 2014

A review on heavy metal contamination in the soil worldwide: Situation, impact and remediation techniques

Chao Su; LiQin Jiang; WenJun Zhang;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2014 Journal: Environmental Skeptics and Critics (issn: 2224-4263, eissn: 2224-4263, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Heavy metals in the soil refers to some significant heavy metals of biological toxicity, including mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), chromium (Cr), and arsenic (As), etc. With the development of the global economy, both type and content of heavy metals in the soil caused by human activities have gradually increased in recent years, which have resulted in serious environment deterioration. In present study we compared and analyzed soil contamination of heavy metals in various cities/countries, and reviewed background, impact and remediation methods of soil heavy metal contamination worldwide.
Medical Subject Headings: complex mixtures
free text keywords: soil, heavy metals, contamination, remediation, world, Environmental sciences, GE1-350, Ecology, QH540-549.5
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