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Heavy Metals - Their Environmental Impacts and Mitigation
Rapid urbanization and industrialization in communities of Nigeria contribute significantly to environmental pollution. Amongst the diversity of these environmental contaminants are heavy metals, a rarely biodegradable and toxic class of metals. Heavy metals are known to be harmful to plants, aquatic species, and subsequently endanger human health through bioaccumulation or biomagnification. Even at low concentrations, heavy metals may affect key soil microbial processes; inhibit plantdoi:10.5772/intechopen.94982 fatcat:35dxop5zgvddjha7sangok6kaq