Heavy metal contamination from electronic waste recycling at Guiyu, Southeastern China.

@article{Guo2009HeavyMC,
  title={Heavy metal contamination from electronic waste recycling at Guiyu, Southeastern China.},
  author={Yan M Guo and Changjiang Huang and Hong Zhang and Qiaoxiang Dong},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={1617-26}
}
This study evaluated the effect of electronic waste (e-waste) recycling activities at a regional center, Guiyu, Guangdong, China on heavy metal pollution in the surrounding waterway system. Surface water and sediment collected from the Lianjiang River and its tributaries were analyzed for concentrations of Cu, Pb, Ni, Cd, Hg, and As. Spatially, heavy metals in water and sediment samples decreased downstream of Lianjiang River from Guiyu to the estuary at Haimen Bay. Temporally, heavy metal… CONTINUE READING
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