Generally, heavy metals are considered a dreaded lot. This book dispels certain myths about heavy metals and provides an insight into their essential role as micronutrients in our living system. Heavy metals have a widespread industrial use. Their release in the environment causes pollution and as a result substantial disturbances in the ecosystem. Mother Earth can absorb these shocks within its assimilating capacity and can correct the environmental damage by natural biological processes.
Inclusion of analytical techniques for determination of heavy metals and relevant Environmental Legislation makes the book a thorough and comprehensive one.