*Amuho, U.E, Famobuwa, O.E and Fehintola E.O
*Department of Chemistry, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo
This paper is a review, providing an overview of heavy metals pollution of the environment, highlighting the role of the industrial revolution in bringing and increasing the use of heavy metals to prominence. The various sources, anthropogenic and natural sources through which heavy metal enter the environment were critically examined. The health hazards of these classes of metals in the ecosystem were discussed and finally suggestions were proffered on how to reduce and mitigate the ever increasing danger and threat posed by heavy metals pollution of the environment.