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Heavy metal pollution in Guangdong Province, China, and the strategies to manage the situation

  • Yutao Wang
  • Lars Olof Björn
Publishing year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 1-12
Publication/Series: Frontiers in Environmental Science
Volume: 2
Issue: Article 9
Document type: Journal article review
Publisher: Frontiers

Abstract english

Guangdong Province in China runs a risk of gradually increasing pollution of its agricultural land as a consequence of toxic agricultural products. We concentrate here on the situation for cadmium, copper and lead. For these metals we describe the toxicology, the current pollution and its sources, and what can be done to improve the situation by cleaning the soil from pollutants, by choice of crops that allocate a minimum of the metals to edible parts, and by switching to non-food crops when other measures do not guarantee food safety.


  • Biological Sciences
  • pollution
  • agricultural soil
  • Guangdong
  • lead
  • copper
  • cadmium


  • Photobiology-lup-obsolete
  • ISSN: 2296-665X
Lars Olof Björn
E-mail: lars_olof [dot] bjorn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Professor emeritus

Molecular Cell Biology

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