Unit 3: Heavy Metal Pollution - Properties of Heavy Metals

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  • Properties of Heavy Metals
    • Enzyme inhibitors and are neurotoxins
    • High doses can kill by damage to liver and kidneys
    • Susceptible to bioaccumulation and biomagnification
    • Some can act synergistically and cause greater harmful effects e.g. cadmium and zinc
    • More soluble at lower pHs (higher acidities)
    • Have high atomic masses


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