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Synonyms for heavy metal

a metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)

loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat

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Determination of heavy metal contents in water, sediments, and fish tissues of Shizothorax plagiostomus in river Panjkora at Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Thus, the knowledge on the muscular, heavy metal content of sea edible animals is essential to maintain health and hygiene of human (Klc et al.
The objectives of this study were to determine the concentration of manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn) and lead (Pb) in major organs of catfish, to compare heavy metal content in major organs of catfish (Clarius gariepinus) from three local farmed fish pond and to assess the current aquaculture catfish condition which can lead to two conclusions either the catfish from aquaculture contains unacceptable level of heavy metal or catfish are safe for human consumption.
2012) studied the effects of concentration of single heavy metal Zn or Cd on growth of wheat and rice by a pot experiment; Nie et al.
We found that our bio-oils-functionalized vegetable oils-that were used as lubricants are also good for absorbing heavy metals.
These heavy metals contaminated water can even proved to be harmful and fatal for plants, animals including humans.
The maximum tolerable concentration is the highest concentration of the heavy metal that allows growth after 2 days [6].
This observation indicates that continuous sewage irrigation may result in heavy metal contamination in the soil.
Punk and heavy metal are about revolution, raw, hardhitting music that belongs on the boundaries of the establishment and to start recognising it with plastic gongs and pretty ribbons takes away the heart of heavy metal and makes it just another none ferrous metal that has little value in the scrap yard of music.
Dans d'autres pays, le heavy metal est employe pour redefinir l'identite nationale.
By not addressing identified heavy metal accumulations, are patients perhaps being set up for future illness?
He said: "The Black Country and Birmingham are known as the home of heavy metal.
Heavy metal pollutants found in the soil can cause their deleterious effects by one of four ways [3,4]: 1) These heavy metals can undergo redox cycling and in the process lead to oxyradical production which then causes oxidative stress in soil organisms, 2) they can bind directly to sulfhydryl groups of proteins and lead to protein inactivation and denaturation, 3) they can bind to intracellular glutathione (GSH) or antioxidant enzymes (e.
Melbourne, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that teens listening to head-banging heavy metal music are at greater risk of depression and suicide.
The topics include physical and chemical processes in the non-equilibrium transport of heavy metals in soils, heavy metal and selenium distribution and bioavailability in contaminated sites, non-point source contamination of heavy metals in agricultural watersheds, and factors controlling the dynamics of trace metals in frequently flooded soils.