TY - CHAP A1 - Osiel González Dávila A2 - Juan Miguel Gómez-Bernal A3 - Esther Aurora Ruíz-Huerta ED1 - Jatin Kumar Srivastava Y1 - 2012-02-29 PY - 2012 T1 - Plants and Soil Contamination with Heavy Metals in Agricultural Areas of Guadalupe, Zacatecas, Mexico N2 - Nature minimizes the hazards, while man maximizes them. This is not an assumption, but a basic idea of the findings of scientists from all over the world. The last two centuries have witnessed the indiscriminate development and overexploitation of natural resources by man causing alterations and impairment of our own environment. Environmental contamination is the result of the irrational use of resources at the wrong place and at the wrong time. Environmental contamination has changed the lifestyle of people virtually all over the world, and has reduced the extent of life on earth. Today, we are bound to compromises with such environmental conditions, which was not anticipated for the sustenance of humanity and other life forms. Let us find out the problem and its management within this book. BT - Environmental Contamination SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/31062 DO - 10.5772/31062 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-11-27 ER -