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The accumulation of definite metals in the body due to certain exposures is called as Heavy metal poisoning.

(a) True

(b) False

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Question is taken from Biological Removal, Biotransformation and Biosorption of Metal Ions from Contaminated Wastewater topic in portion Bacterial Metabolism in Wastewater Treatment Systems of Environmental Biotechnology

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Right answer is (a) True

For explanation: Heavy metal poisoning is caused due to accumulation of certain metals in the body during any kind of exposure to certain food, water or industrial chemicals, our bodies needs small amount of heavy metals like zinc, copper, chromium, iron, and manganese but when in toxic amounts, they are harmful.

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