publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Chronic Arsenic Toxicity: Statistical Study of the Relationships Between Urinary Arsenic, Selenium and Antimony

Farfan, Monica; Analia Boemo; Lomniczi, Irene Maria;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: Journal of Health and Pollution, volume 2, pages 11-20 (issn: 2156-9614, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Blacksmith Institute
  • Country: Argentina
Background: The groundwater of Argentina’s Chaco plain presents arsenic levels above those suitable for human consumption. Studies suggest skin disorders among local populations caused by arsenic intake. The relationship between urinary arsenic and arsenic in drinking water is well known, but urinary arsenic alone is not enough for risk assessment due to modulating factors such as the intake of selenium and antimony. Objectives: Determining the relationship between urinary arsenic, selenium and antimony could contribute to the study of arsenic metabolization in humans. Methods: Arsenic, selenium and antimony, relative to urinary creatinine, was quantified in uri...
Medical Subject Headings: inorganic chemicalsintegumentary system
free text keywords: URINARY ANTIMONIUM, Ciencias Medioambientales, Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente, CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS, arsenicosis, urinary arsenic, urinary selenium, urinary antimony, chronic arsenic toxicity, environmental toxicity, Argentina, Salta Province, Rivadavia Banda Sur, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, TD1-1066
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