Study of heavy metal contamination along roadside soils of Botswana

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This study examined presence of heavy metals (aluminium, cobalt, copper, iron, lead, manganese, nickel and zinc) along Botswana roads. These metals are toxic to human and animals. The mean values of these metals were below toxic range, indicating little or limited contamination. The study recommends frequent sampling to avoid environment poisoning.
Cette étude a examiné la présence des métaux lourds (aluminium, cobalt, cuivre, fer, plomb, manganèse, nickel et zinc) le long des routes du Botswana. Ces métaux sont toxiques à l’homme et aux animaux. Les valeurs moyennes de ces métaux étaient au-dessous de gamme toxique, indiquant peu de contamination ou une contamination limitée. L’étude recommande le prélèvement fréquent pour éviter l’empoisonnement de l’environnement.
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2010
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Southern Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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Printed resource
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735-738
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Natural Resource Management"