Review on Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution in Soil Sediments of Industrial Areas
Preeti Dogra1 and S Ravichandran2*
1Ph.D. Research Scholar in Environmental Science, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India
2Associate Professor in Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India
*Corresponding Author: S Ravichandran, Associate Professor in Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India.
March 03, 2022; Published: April 07, 2022
There are a number of heavy metals which are toxic and potential carcinogens. When they are released into the atmosphere by both natural and artificial sources like industrial waste, automobiles exhaust and mining, they have a tendency to accumulate in living beings resulting in adverse health effects. The issue of soil heavy metal contamination is prevalent worldwide and thus it is essential to study the contamination status of soil at various areas facing extreme anthropogenic pressure. This review article addresses the problem of soil heavy metal pollution in the industrial areas and its impact on the environment as well as human health.
Keywords: Heavy Metal Pollution; Ecosystem; Soil Pollution; Health Impact
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