Arsenic poisoning and its health effects

Ok Nam Bae, Kyung Min Lim, Jin Ho Chung

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Abstract

Arsenic is a naturally occurring metalloid element found in foods and environmental media that include soil, air, and water. Exposure to arsenic is a major concern for public health worldwide, and accordingly, arsenic is ranked first in the current U.S. ATSDR substance priority list beating other important environmental toxicants. Here, the biotransformation of arsenic and the epidemiological/experimental evidence of arsenic toxicity currently available will be discussed. We will also briefly discuss the suggested mechanisms underlying the toxic effects of arsenic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArsenic Toxicity
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention and Treatment
PublisherCRC Press
Pages17-44
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781482241976
ISBN (Print)9781482241969
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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