Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Heavy metal contamination in the vicinity of an industrial area near Bucharest
Authors: Velea, Teodor
Gherghe, Liliana
Predica, Vasile
Krebs, Rolf
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-008-0073-5
Published in: Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Volume(Issue): 16
Issue: 1
Pages: 27
Pages to: 32
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
ISSN: 0944-1344
Language: English
Subjects: Environmental Pollutants; Environmental Pollution; Industry; Metals, Heavy; Romania; Environmental Monitoring
Subject (DDC): 363: Environmental and security problems
Abstract: Heavy metals such as lead are well known to cause harmful health effects. Especially children are particularly susceptible to increased levels of lead in their blood. It is also a fact that lead concentration is increasing in the environment due to increased anthropogenic activity. The risk of heavy metal contamination is pronounced in the environment adjacent to large industrial complexes. In a combined case study, the environmental pollution by heavy metals was related to children's health in the vicinity of an industrial area located 4 km south-east from Bucharest about 2 km east from the nearest town-Pantelimon. This site includes companies processing different, nonferrous solid wastes for recovery of heavy metals and producing different nonferrous alloys and lead batteries. In this paper, mainly the results of environmental sampling and analyses are summarized.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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