publication . Article . 2007

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND PATHOGENETIC ASPECTS OF NICKEL POISONING

Vladmila Bojanic; Vladimir Ilic; Biljana Jovic;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2007 Journal: Acta Medica Medianae (issn: 0365-4478, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University in Nis, Faculty of Medicine
Abstract
Nickel is widely distributed in the environment. High consumption of nickel containing products inevitably leads to environmental pollution by nickel and its derivatives at all stages of production, utilization, and disposal.Human exposure to nickel occurs primarily via inhalation and ingestion and is particularly high among nickel metallurgy workers. In addition, implantation of nickel-containing endoprostheses and iatrogenic administration of nickel-contaminated medica-tions leads to significant parenteral exposures. Exposure to nickel compounds can produce a variety of adverse effects on human health. Nickel allergy in the form of contact dermatitis is the mo...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: otorhinolaryngologic diseasesinorganic chemicals
free text keywords: poisoning, toxicity, nickel, epidemiology, cancerogenesis, Medicine, R
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