Thallium toxicity and the role of Prussian blue in therapy.

@article{Hoffman2003ThalliumTA,
  title={Thallium toxicity and the role of Prussian blue in therapy.},
  author={Robert S Hoffman},
  journal={Toxicological reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={29-40}
}
Thallium salts have been used as medicinal agents, as key ingredients in a variety of manufacturing processes, and as a potent rodenticide. Additionally, environmental concerns are growing, as thallium is a waste product of coal combustion and the manufacturing of cement. Thallium salts are rapidly and nearly completely absorbed by virtually all routes, with gastrointestinal exposure being the most common route to produce toxicity. Thallium enters cells by a unique process governed by its… CONTINUE READING
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