publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Dietary intake and health effects of selected toxic elements

Oliveira Da Silva, A. L.; Paulo Barrocas; Do Couto Jacob, S.; Moreira, J. C.;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2005 Journal: Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology, volume 17, pages 79-93 (eissn: 1677-0420, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
Anthropogenic activities have being contributing to the spread of toxic chemicals into the environment, including several toxic metals and metalloids, increasing the levels of human exposure to many of them. Contaminated food is an important route of human exposure and may represent a serious threat to human health. This mini review covers the health effects caused by toxic metals, especially Cd, Hg, Pb and As, the most relevant toxic elements from a human health point of view.
free text keywords: bioavailability, contamination, heavy metals, metal toxicity, biodisponibidade, contaminação, metais pesados, toxicidade, Contaminação de Alimentos, Agronomy and Crop Science, Plant Science
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