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Heavy Metals are a Source of Environmental Pollution:
  • Essential heavy metals Zn, Cu, Mn, Co

  • Non-essential Heavy metals Cd, Pb, Hg, Cr

  • Cr (chromium) is a heavy metal with risk to human health.

    Heavy Metals:
  • Not biologically degraded in soil.

    Present in soil as:
  • Free metal ions,
  • Soluble metal complexes (sequestered to ligands),
  • Exchangeable metals ions, organically bound metals,
  • Precipitated or insoluble compounds such as oxides carbonates and hydroxides.
  • May form part of the structure of silicate materials (indigenous soil content).
  • Nursery Crop Physiology Plant Stress Mycorrhizae Plant Propagation Tissue Culture Acclimatization NASA Phytoremediation Sustain. Ag. Systems
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    Dept. Horticulture Sci., HFSB 416, Texas A&M University,
    College Station, Texas 77843-2133. 979-845-4524 (ph)
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