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The effect of cadmium and lead on copper and zinc metabolism.
Trace Element Metabolism in Animals--2: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Trace Element Metabolism in Animals, Madison, Wisconsin, June 18-22, 1973. Suttie JW, Ganther HE, Mertz W, eds., Baltimore, MD: University Park Press, 1974 Jan; :311-325
Evidence is presented to show that some of the toxic and environmental health hazards of exposure to cadmium (7440439) and lead (7439921) lie in the antagonistic activity of the metals with respect to zinc (7440666) and copper (7440508) metabolism. Reports and suggestions are cited regarding the mode of action of lead and cadmium. Nutritional factors may offer significant protection against the adverse effects of cadmium and lead.
NIOSH-Grant; Homeostasis; Metal-poisoning; Heavy-metals
Environmental Health Kettering Laboratory Eden & Bethesda Avenues Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
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Hoekstra WG; Suttie JW; Ganther HE; Mertz W
Trace Element Metabolism in Animals--2: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Trace Element Metabolism in Animals, Madison, Wisconsin, June 18-22, 1973
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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