Historical Records of Metal Pollution in the Environment

  • I. Thornton
  • P. Abrahams
Part of the Dahlem Workshop Reports, Life Sciences Research Report book series (DAHLEM, volume 28)


Metals have been mined and processed since prehistoric times. Early records are primarily of the effects of industrial exposure, though adverse effects on farm livestock in Britain were recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries. There are many recent studies into the quantification and extent of historical pollution; this may still present a hazard to plant, animal, and human health.


Metal Pollution Historical Record Black Shale Lead Concentration Lead Poisoning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Thornton
    • 1
  • P. Abrahams
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeApplied Geochemistry Research GroupLondonEngland

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