A study on the heavy metal content in the bio degradable solid wastes of Guwahati City

The huge amount of solid waste generation and their disposal has become a major case of concern at present. In Guwahati city about 500 metric tonnes of solid wastes are generated daily. The solid wastes collected from the various parts of the city has different heavy metal content dependeing upon the nature and type of solid wastes. Heavy metal contamination results from anthropogenic as well as natural activities and creates health hazards when entered the food chain through their application to soil.