Publication: Water Research 37 (2003) 3954–3966

Author(s): Dr Goutam Bhattacharyya

Lead is a recognized environmental pollutant that acts as a cumulative poison. Inorganic Pb2+ is an enzyme inhibitor, which also affects the nervous system. The major environmental sources of metallic lead and its salts and oxides are paints and pigments, battery industries, lead smelters, etc. Once mobile in the.