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Vocabulary Term Details

Heavy metals

Definition (http://pollutantdeposition.defra.gov.uk/heavy_metals)

A heavy metal is a member of an ill-defined subset of chemical elements that exhibit metallic properties. Many different definitions of the term heavy metal have been proposed, based on either density, atomic number, atomic weight, chemical properties or toxicity. (Defra)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Metallic elements
N/AAluminium
Antimony
Arsenic
Barium
Cadmium
Chromium
Cobalt
Copper
Iron
Lead
Manganese
Metals
Molybdenum
Nickel
Physiological response to chemicals
Pollutants
Rubidium
Scandium
Selenium
Strontium
Tin (Metal)
Titanium
Tungsten
Vanadium
Zinc

This term is used for the following terms: 
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Approved Date
18-Oct-2012

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