A. Saghatelyan, L. Sahakyan, O. Belyaeva; Chemistry Journal of Moldova. General, Industrial and Ecological Chemistry, 2012, 7, pp. 84-88;
Complex investigations of agro-ecosystems adjacent to a huge mining set of plants located within the city of Kapan were performed with a goal to identify risk factors to the health of local populace. A basic factor of pollution of agro-ecosystems is heavy metal enriched ore waters from adits and industrial water streams freely emptying into the irrigation network. Farm crops growing under conditions of pollution accumulate a series of heavy metals and micro-elements.
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