Heavy metals

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Metals such as copper, zinc, cadmium, chromium and lead. In wastewater treatment they are usually concentrated in the sludge (UNEP 2000).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations


UNEP (2000) International source book on environmentally sound technologies for wastewater and stormwater management

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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