Heavy metals naturally occur in the earth’s crust and are released in the environment because of various industrial activities. Once they are introduced to our environment, we can no longer destroy nor get rid of them. Instead, they will be absorbed by our body through air, water, and the food we eat.
Some of the most common heavy metals to which we are exposed to are lead, zinc, and copper. Below are some other heavy metals dominant in areas of intensive industry:
- Lead (Sources of lead include leaded gasoline, tire wear, lubricating oil and grease, and bearing wear)
- Zinc (Sources of zinc include tire wear, motor oil, grease, brake emissions, and corrosion of galvanized parts)
- Iron (Sources of iron include auto body rust, and engine parts)
- Copper (Sources of copper include bearing wear, engine parts, and brake emissions)
- Cadmium (Sources of cadium include tire wear, fuel burning, and batteries)
- Chromium (Sources of chromium include air conditioning coolants, engine parts, and brake emissions)
- Nickel (Sources of nickel include diesel fuel and gasoline, lubricating oil, and brake emissions)
- Aluminum (Can be found in auto body corrosion)
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