Even if the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is relatively well defined, some controversial terms are in still in use. Indeed, the term “Heavy Metal” is a common term used for decades in Sciences, and even more in Environmental Sciences particularly in studies of pollution impacts. The use of the term appears to increase, we emphasise the relevance of the use of the term “Potentially Toxic Element(s)” needs more explicit endorsement and we illustrate the chemical elements which need to be considered.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Nov 2019|
- Heavy metals