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Toxicity of heavy metals and trace elements 

Toxicity of heavy metals and trace elements
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Toxicity of heavy metals and trace elements
Author(s):

Lakshman Karalliedde

and Nicholas Brooke

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199652549.003.0104
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date: 22 September 2019

Chapter 14 discusses the terms ‘trace element’ and ‘heavy metal’, and explains, with reference to case studies, the source and health effects of some trace elements, e.g. lead, zinc, mercury, arsenic, thallium, aluminium, and chromium, and how to apply acquired knowledge in the analysis and management of hazardous situations.

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