Environmental Health Perspectives - Volume 19, issue Preprint

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1552-9924
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0091-6765

Abstract

Methylcobalamin (methyl-B12) has been implicated in the biomethylation of the heavy metals (mercury, tin, platinum, gold, and thallium) as well as the metalloids (arsenic, selenium, tellurium and sulfur). In addition, methylcobalamin has been shown to react with lead, but the lead-alkyl product i

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 19, no. Preprint, 1977

Abstract

This review is concerned with the concentrations of lead in human whole blood, erythrocytes, plasma, serum, soft tissues, bone, and urine. The extent to which redistribution of some of the bound lead occurs is outlines. The effects of lead on enzyme activities and on the accumulation of metabolic

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 19, no. Preprint, 1977

Abstract

Among the trace elements, arsenic appears to possess a unique position in the environment. When comparing terrestrial and marine organisms there seems to be a significant difference between both level and chemical forms of arsenic. The level of arsenic in terrestrial organisms is seldom above 1 p

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 19, no. Preprint, 1977