Heavy metal concentration in local watersheds

Heavy metals commonly found in water include manganese, lead, arsenic, chromium and copper.
Metals play an important role in stabilizing a healthy biochemical ecosystem; however, lead, chromium and arsenic are harmful and toxic when ingested.
Areas with a rich history of pollution have a higher probability of contaminated waters. Studying local watersheds can lead to identifying harmful metals and informing local public about the
risk of using contaminated watershed for recreational use.
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Abstract/Description: Heavy metals commonly found in water include manganese, lead, arsenic, chromium and copper. Metals play an important role in stabilizing a healthy biochemical ecosystem; however, lead, chromium and arsenic are harmful and toxic when ingested. Areas with a rich history of pollution have a higher probability of contaminated waters. Studying local watersheds can lead to identifying harmful metals and informing local public about the risk of using contaminated watershed for recreational use.
Subject(s): Pensacola watersheds
Undergraduate Research
Date Issued: 2021