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Metal Ion Toxicity

  1. R. Bruce Martin

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0126

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Martin, R. B. 2011. Metal Ion Toxicity. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

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Abstract

General principles of metal ion toxicity in humans are discussed including comparative stabilities with a variety of ligands and interdependencies among metal ions. Short reviews are presented for cadmium, mercury, lead, and aluminum.

Keywords:

  • aluminum;
  • cadmium;
  • lead;
  • mercury;
  • metal toxicity;
  • stability ruler