The Gastrointestinal Tract and Acute Effects of Copper in Drinking Water and Beverages

  title={The Gastrointestinal Tract and Acute Effects of Copper in Drinking Water and Beverages},
  author={F. Pizarro and M. Olivares and V. Gidi and M. Araya},
  journal={Reviews on Environmental Health},
  pages={231 - 238}
  • F. Pizarro, M. Olivares, +1 author M. Araya
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Reviews on Environmental Health
  • Copper is an essential element for all living beings. Exposure to copper results almost exclusively from the ingestion of food and water. Generally, potable water contains low levels of copper, but high concentrations of this mineral have been found in water from private wells or when water or beverages with low pH have been conducted through copper piping. Some authors have associated acute gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting) with elevated levels of… CONTINUE READING
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