BARIUM: PRESENCE IN ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH EFFECTSAnudeep Kaur and Chander Parkash
Heavy metals have high atomic weight and density. These are used in multiple applications. It includes domestic, agricultural, industrial and medical applications. Due to all these uses, wide distribution of heavy metals is also there in environment in the form of waste. It also has potential health effects. Some of these heavy metals are considered as carcinogens. Barium is an alkaline earth metal which is present in food and water naturally. In this paper we will discuss about barium, its distribution, exposure and possible health effects.