Metal and Metalloid Contamination in Soil and Vegetables
As industrial activity expands to meet the needs of population growth, the threat of metal and metalloid contamination of soils and plants intensifies. Metals such as lead, cadmium, and arsenic, among others, are not biodegradable and can cause serious damage to human and environmental health even at low concentrations over time. Therefore, while the effects of metals on human and environmental health are widely discussed, it is still necessary to develop studies that determine the harmful potential of metals in soils and plants, especially in combination with other compounds and multiple metals. This special issue aims to explore the interaction between human activities and the infiltration of metals and metalloids into terrestrial ecosystems. Understanding the mechanisms, impact, and potential mitigation strategies is critical to safeguarding our food chain and sustaining a healthier future.
Sidney Fernandes Sales Junior, National School of Public Health - Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrico Mendes SaggioroOswaldo Cruz Institute - Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. email@example.com
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Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024