Environmental effects of aluminium

  title={Environmental effects of aluminium},
  author={Bj{\o}rn Olav Rosseland and Toril Drabl{\o}s Eldhuset and Magne Staurnes},
  journal={Environmental Geochemistry and Health},
Aluminium (Al), when present in high concentrations, has for long been recognised as a toxic agent to aquatic freshwater organisms,i.e. downstream industrial point sources of Al-rich process water. Today the environmental effects of aluminium are mainly a result of acidic precipitation; acidification of catchments leads to increased Al- concentrations in soil solution and freshwaters. Large parts of both the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are affected.In the aquatic environment, aluminium… 
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