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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)

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That ability, plus the large surface area and chemical tunability of MOFs, make them a promising material to remove heavy metals selectively from water.
In Pakistan, the major sources of heavy metals in the aquatic environment are agricultural runoff, domestic sewage and industrial effluents (Hussain et al.
The study of the heavy metals in aquatic environments could be conducted with assessment of their concentrations in water, sediments and the body of aquatic organisms.
Therefore, it is significant to study the bioaccumulation of heavy metals in fish at various fish organs to ensure that high heavy metals content are not transmitted to human through consumption of fish, [7].
The correlations of different heavy metals between different wheat plant parts: The Hg concentration in grain is correlated with stem As and leaf Cd at a 0.
Vegetable Oils Remove Heavy Metals From Water" was published in the August 2016 issue of AgResearch Magazine.
Some heavy metals such as cadmium are involved in the activation of oncogenes, leading to damage in DNA that ultimately results in cancer.
The quantitative analyses of the heavy metals (copper, chromium, lead, and zinc) in the solutions were performed using ICP-AES.
1994-1998: chelation with EDTA and later DMPS IV pushes, all heavy metals at low end of challenged reference range in late 1998;
We also examined the effect of combining heavy metals on ALP activity.
Scientists from a wide range of biological and environmental sciences explore factors that influence the concentration and transport of heavy metals in the rhizosphere, and how available they are to interact with roots and other biological systems.
Abstract: The research was carried out with the following purpose:--to determine the level of heavy metal accumulation in the tissues of certain vegetable species taken from polluted industrial areas and the degree to which their content is modified during technological processing operations;--to study the possibilities in which fresh vegetable species with a high content of heavy metals (an exceed of LMA) can be used in the canning industry, in conditions assuring full safety for consumers.
Older crates and pallets may contain higher levels of heavy metals than would be permitted in Europe's plastics recycling regulations (Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste).