Heavy Metals pollution

Global production of electronic goods is growing and causes a lot of waste, which affect the environment and contaminates the water. Contamination of the drinking water by heavy metals is a frightful problem for present and future generations.

The most dangerous contaminants are heavy metals, such as Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg) and Cadmium (Cd). These contaminants are difficult and expensive to detect and their lethal effect on the human health is of a long term and it’s impossible to trace it immediately.

 

(c) Photo by Larry C. Price and the materials from Green Cross Pure Earth issue: “2016 Worlds most pollution problems” are used and greatly acknowledged.