1. toxic water in Schinos, Korinthos (13.8.2013)
2. Editorial of Efimerida Syntakton (13.8.2013)
3. Exchange of views between water authorities in Schinos and the reporter.
More info on the toxicity of hexavalent chromium is here
The presence of heavy metals in food is, surely, a matter of concern. Heavy metals are emerging hazards of the food chain and they are involved in a series of epigenetic changes and diseases .
Nickel (Ni) and Chromium (Cr) should be of particular concern since they are strictly regulated in EU water legislation but not in the current food legislation (i.e. EC 1881/2006).
How the ground pollution with toxic waste ends up in drinking water? The students of 5th Lykeion Petroupolis give an excellent answer using 5 photos! Well done to all of them and their teacher, Michael Galanis!
The uptake of nickel and chromium from irrigation water by potatoes, carrots and onions (the full paper on line!)
the full paper is now on line Abstract Heavy metals, in general, can migrate from polluted soil and/or irrigation water to tuber plants, leading, after chronic consumption, to health problems. The scope of this study was to investigate the uptake of chromium and nickel by carrots (Daucus carrota), onions (Allium cepa) and potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) in a greenhouse experiment simulating the open-field irrigation conditions in the two...