publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Arsenic neurotoxicity — A review:

Vahidnia, A.; van der Voet, G.B.; de Wolff, F.A.;
  • Published: 02 Jul 2016 Journal: Human & Experimental Toxicology, volume 26, pages 823-832 (issn: 0960-3271, eissn: 1477-0903, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Arsenic (As) is one of the oldest poisons known to men. Its applications throughout history are wide and varied: murder, make-up, paint and even as a pesticide. Chronic As toxicity is a global environmental health problem, affecting millions of people in the USA and Germany to Bangladesh and Taiwan. Worldwide, As is released into the environment by smelting of various metals, combustion of fossil fuels, as herbicides and fungicides in agricultural products. The drinking water in many countries, which is tapped from natural geological resources, is also contaminated as a result of the high level of As in groundwater. The environmental fate of As is contamination ...
free text keywords: Toxicology, Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis, General Medicine, Arsenic toxicity, Biochemistry, Contamination, Smelting, Mineralogy, Medicine, business.industry, business, Arsenic contamination of groundwater, Arsenic, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Environmental protection, Groundwater, Fossil fuel, Pesticide
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