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heavy-metal pollution

heavy-metal pollution

Exploiting the genetic and biochemical capacities of bacteria for the remediation of heavy metal pollution

Nutrient retranslocation in the foliage of Pinus sylvestris L. growing along a heavy metal pollution gradient

Efficiency of stepwise magnetic-chemical site assessment for fly ash derived heavy metal pollution

Magnetic properties as indicators of heavy metals pollution in urban topsoils: a case study from the city of Luoyang, China

Heavy metal pollution decreases microbial abundance, diversity and activity within particle-size fractions of a paddy soil

Assessment of seawater pollution by heavy metals in the neighbourhood of Algiers: use of the sea urchin, Paracentrotus lividus, as a bioindicator

Heavy metal pollution in farmland irrigated with river water near a steel plant—magnetic and geochemical signature

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Environmental pollution by metals with a high relative atomic mass, such as lead and mercury. These metals derive from a number of sources, including lead in petrol, industrial effluents, and leaching of metal ions from the soil into lakes and rivers by acid rain. They are easily incorporated into biological molecules and exert their toxic effects by displacing essential metals of a lower binding power in biologically active molecules or by acting as noncompetitive inhibitors of enzymes (see inhibition).

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