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Heavy metals in water bodies leads to an increase in wastewater treatment cost.

(a) True

(b) False

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My query is from Biological Removal, Biotransformation and Biosorption of Metal Ions from Contaminated Wastewater topic in section Bacterial Metabolism in Wastewater Treatment Systems of Environmental Biotechnology

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The correct answer is (a) True

Explanation: Arsenic, lead, mercury are few toxic heavy metals that leads to toxicity of waste water causing serious health and environmental issues and their release into water bodies may lead to an surge in wastewater treatment cost because of their difficulty in removal from waste water and high end technologies involved in the removal.

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