Growth of rats during a subchronic intake of the heavy metals Pb, Cd, Zn, Mn, Cu, Hg, and Be.


Adult female SPF Sprague-Dawley rats were given 100 ppm Pb (CH3COO)2, CdCl2, MnCl2, ZnSO4, CuCl, Hg2(NO3)2, or BeSO4 for 91 days with their drinking water. The body weight gain of the rats changed during the 91 days of continuous inclusion of the heavy metal salts. During examination, body weights increased after the daily intake of MnCl2, ZnSO4 or BeSO4… (More)


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