Trace Metals in the Environment and Living Organisms : The British Isles as a Case Study eBook

The present study highlight the toxicity levels of different heavy metals in aquatic environment of one of the most polluted river of Mumbai- the Mithi River. Although the river has attracted tremendous attention after 26/7 flood in Mumbai, the pollution level of the river has remained neglected issue.

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AUTHOR
Philip S. Rainbow
FILESIZE
9,12 MB
PUBLISH DATE
31 Oct 2018
LANGUAGE
English
ISBN
9781108470933

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Trace metals play key roles in life - all are toxic above a threshold bioavailability, yet many are essential to metabolism at lower doses. It is important to appreciate the natural history of an organism in order to understand the interaction between its biology and trace metals. The countryside and indeed the natural history of the British Isles are littered with the effects of metals, mostly via historical mining and subsequent industrial development. This fascinating story encompasses history, economics, geography, geology, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, ecology, ecotoxicology and above all natural history. Examples abound of interactions between organisms and metals in the terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine, coastal and oceanic environments in and around the British Isles. Many of these interactions have nothing to do with metal pollution. All organisms are affected from bacteria, plants and invertebrates to charismatic species such as seals, dolphins, whales and seabirds. All have a tale to tell.


A book on the natural history of trace metals, using Britain as a case study, while the principles explored are relevant worldwide. Aimed at the general scientific reader, students, regulators and researchers, this book takes an accessible multidisciplinary approach to explain the environmental effects of trace metals, historically and today.