Cellular Effects of Heavy Metals By Gaspar Banfalvi
English | PDF | 2011 | 348 Pages | ISBN : 9400704275 | 13.12 MB
The term “heavy metals” is used as a group name of toxic metals and metalloids (semimetals) causing contaminations and ecotoxicity. In strict chemical sense the density of heavy metals is higher than 5 g/cm3. From biological point of view as microelements they can be divided into two major groups. a. For their physiological function organisms and cells require essential microelements such as iron, chromium (III), cobalt, copper, manganese, molidenium, zinc. b.