Rocks Havıng Hıgh Potentıally Toxıc Elements Contents and Interactıon with Envıronment
Kenan Kiliç1*, Kadir Saltali2 and Alper Durak3
1Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigde, 51240 Nigde, Turkey
2Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Kahramanmaraş Sütcü İmam, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
3Department of Horticulture Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Inönü, Malatya, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Kenan Kiliç, Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigde, 51240 Nigde, Turkey.
Published: October 28, 2023
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of main materials on the heavy metals content of soil and water. While the heavy metals content of the soil in the study field was higher than the limit values, only the copper, manganese, nickel and chrome contents of the water samples were found higher than the limit values. Higher heavy metals content in the soil and water can be toxic to vegetable, fruit and other cultivated plants grown in the study field and can be passed on to humans via food chains if taken by the plants to be grown. Large amounts of heavy metals in the soil and water in the study field can be a major problem for the environment and human health.