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Vanadium in the Environment - MARC Report Number 2
United Nations Environment Programme, International Council of Scientific Unions
The purpose of this paper is to review the published literature on vanadium insofar as it relates to environmental problems. A summary is given of vanadium concentrations in soil, water, air, fossil fuels and biological materials. This is followed by a discussion of biological functions and toxicity of vanadium. Finally, an estimate of the biogeochemical cycle for vanadium is given in Figure 1, and the need for further research studies is emphasized.