The risk assessment of heavy metals in the ecosystem of urban creeks.

@article{Komnkov2006TheRA,
  title={The risk assessment of heavy metals in the ecosystem of urban creeks.},
  author={Dana Kom{\'i}nkov{\'a} and Jana Nabelkova},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={53 10},
  pages={65-73}
}
This paper is focused on risk assessment of heavy metals in freshwater ecosystems of urban creeks. The paper reports changes in an aquatic ecosystem leading to remobilization of heavy metals and consequently to changes of bioavailability. Concentrations of metals in water, bed sediment and benthic organisms from several small urban streams are monitored and evaluated. In the small urban streams studied copper, zinc and lead were determined as the most significant hazard metals. Although… CONTINUE READING