Eurometaux paper | "Don't Mess with Heavy Metals!


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You have certainly heard about “heavy metals” especially over the past two decades when you were jumping up and down in a concert, but most likely also in other contexts. The term “heavy metals” has in fact been increasingly (mis)used, usually with a negative connotation in various scientific publications, regulations and even industry restricted substance lists. It was probably used to refer to substances that could endanger human health and the environment, seeming to suggest that heavy metals are a group of substances having in common some bad features. But this is not correct.

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