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Toxicity of heavy metals and trace elements 

Toxicity of heavy metals and trace elements
Toxicity of heavy metals and trace elements

Lakshman Karalliedde

and Nicholas Brooke

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date: 13 July 2020

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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