Some metals are toxic when they form poisonous soluble compounds. In the case of such metals any measurable amount may have negative health effects. Often heavy metals are thought as synonymous, but lighter metals may also be toxic in certain circumstances, such as beryllium and lithium.The definition may also include trace elements when in abnormally high doses may be toxic.Most often the definition of toxic metals includes at least cadmium, manganese, lead, mercury and the radioactive metals.
Related Journals: Toxicology: Open Access, Journal of Heavy Metal Toxicity and Diseases, Translational Biomedicine, Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs, Cardiovascular Pharmacology: Open Access, Journal of Toxicology.
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