Heavy metals in an impacted wetland system: a typical case from southwestern China.

@article{Bi2007HeavyMI,
  title={Heavy metals in an impacted wetland system: a typical case from southwestern China.},
  author={Xiangyang Bi and Xinbin Feng and Yuangen Yang and Xiangdong Li and Grace P Y Sin and Guangle Qiu and Xiaoli Qian and Fei-li Li and Tianrong He and P Li and Taoze Liu and Zhiyou Fu},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2007},
  volume={387 1-3},
  pages={257-68}
}
Historical zinc smelting in Hezhang, southwestern China, has resulted in significant heavy metal contamination of the surrounding ecosystems. The Caohai wetland system, which is an important national nature reserve close to the Hezhang zinc smelting area, was investigated in the present study. Results showed that sediments from the Caohai wetland system have been seriously contaminated by Cd, Pb and Zn with the highest concentrations in the surface sediments being up to 71, 160 and 1,200 microg… CONTINUE READING

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