Summary: A class of nonmetals such as arsenic that have some of the chemical properties of a metal.

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  1. Ben Salem Z, Laffray X, Al Ashoor A, Ayadi H, Aleya L. Metals and metalloid bioconcentrations in the tissues of Typha latifolia grown in the four interconnected ponds of a domestic landfill site. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;54:56-68 pubmed publisher
    ..While T. latifolia removes trace elements efficiently from landfill leachates, attention should also be paid to the negative effects of these elements on plant growth. ..
  2. Falandysz J, Zhang J, Wiejak A, BaraƂkiewicz D, Hanc A. Metallic elements and metalloids in Boletus luridus, B. magnificus and B. tomentipes mushrooms from polymetallic soils from SW China. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017;142:497-502 pubmed publisher
    ..The metallic trace elements, Ag, Ba, Co, Cd, Cs, Cu, Cr, Hg, Li, Mn, Ni, Pb, Rb, Sr, V, Tl, U and Zn, and the metalloids, As and Sb, have been investigated using validated methods with a dynamic reactive cell by mass spectroscopy - ..
  3. Wang H, Feng M, Zhou F, Huang X, Tsang D, Zhang W. Effects of atmospheric ageing under different temperatures on surface properties of sludge-derived biochar and metal/metalloid stabilization. Chemosphere. 2017;184:176-184 pubmed publisher
  4. Djebbi C, Chaabani F, Font O, Queralt I, Querol X. Atmospheric dust deposition on soils around an abandoned fluorite mine (Hammam Zriba, NE Tunisia). Environ Res. 2017;158:153-166 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, the SO42-, Ba, Pb and Sb leachable contents measured in most of the soil samples were relatively high, exceeding the inert threshold for landfill disposal of wastes. ..
  5. Cao S, Duan X, Ma Y, Zhao X, Qin Y, Liu Y, et al. Health benefit from decreasing exposure to heavy metals and metalloid after strict pollution control measures near a typical river basin area in China. Chemosphere. 2017;184:866-878 pubmed publisher
  6. Barbosa F, Farina M, Viegas S, Kempinas W. Toxicology of metals and metalloids. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:253738 pubmed publisher
  7. Hoffman E, Lyons J, Boxall J, Robertson C, Lake C, Walker T. Spatiotemporal assessment (quarter century) of pulp mill metal(loid) contaminated sediment to inform remediation decisions. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:257 pubmed publisher
  8. Campagna M, Pilia I, Marcias G, Frattolillo A, Pili S, Bernabei M, et al. Ultrafine Particle Distribution and Chemical Composition Assessment during Military Operative Trainings. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
  9. Kumwimba M, Zhu B, Muyembe D. Estimation of the removal efficiency of heavy metals and nutrients from ecological drainage ditches treating town sewage during dry and wet seasons. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:434 pubmed publisher
    ..However, their effectiveness to remove heavy metals/metalloids (HM/Ms) and fate remains largely unexplored...

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  1. Kroukamp E, Godeto T, Forbes P. Comparison of sample preparation procedures on metal(loid) fractionation patterns in lichens. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:451 pubmed publisher
    ..This study also shows that the assumption that species stability can be ensured through cryopreservation and freeze drying techniques needs to be revisited. ..