Heavy Metals (13 Priority Pollutants) in Soil


Heavy metals can enter your water supply from nearby industrial sites or from naturally occurring deposits. These minerals accumulate in the body which means they can have serious health effects after long-term exposure. Problems resulting from heavy metal exposure include cancer, organ damage, nervous system damage, autoimmune illnesses, arthritis and kidney disease. In children, heavy metal exposure can result in behavioral problems such as aggressiveness and hyperactivity.