[Effects of harmful trace elements on iron, zinc and copper: their interactions in animals and humans. II. Lead].

Abstract

Toxic effect of lead is related, among others, to metabolic interactions with essential trace elements i.e. iron, zinc and copper. Lead stimulates urinary excretion of these elements interfering with their reabsorption in kidney as well as inhibits ceruloplasmin activity in plasma, ferrochelatase activity in reticulocytes and copper- and zinc-dependent… (More)

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