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Heavy metals

Definition:

Metallic elements with high atomic weights, e.g. mercury, chromium, cadmium, arsenic, and lead.

They can damage living things at low concentrations and tend to accumulate in the food chain.

Source: US EPA Drinking Water Glossary 

Related words:

Bioaccumulation - Biomagnification - Elemental Arsenic - Elemental mercury - Methylmercury

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Schwermetalle
Español: Metal Pesado
Français: Métal lourd
Nederlands: Zware metalen

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