Chemosphere 2021 Jun 4;282:131108. Epub 2021 Jun 4.
Department of Microbiology, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
Owing to industrial evolution, a huge mass of toxic metals, including Co, Cu, Cr, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn, and metalloids, such as As and Sb, has inevitably been released into the natural environment and accumulated in soils or sediments. Along with modern industrialization, many mineral mines have been explored and exploited to provide materials for industries. Mining industries also generate a vast amount of waste, such as mine tailings, which contain a high concentration of toxic metals and metalloids. Read More