Carcinogenicity, teratogenicity and mutagenicity of arsenic.

  title={Carcinogenicity, teratogenicity and mutagenicity of arsenic.},
  author={Allison Leonard and Robert R. Lauwerys},
  journal={Mutation research},
  volume={75 1},
Arsenic may be released into the environmental through industrial processes and through the generation of power from coal. It is also widely used in agriculture and was formerly used extensively in medicine. For the general population, exposure to arsenic occurs mainly through the ingestion of foodstuffs containing inorganic and organic arsenicals. Trivalent arsenicals are regarded as being primarily sulfhydryl reagents with the result they inhibit a number of thiol-dependent enzymic systems in… CONTINUE READING
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