Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 197–208

Industrial exposure to arsenic

  • J. D. Cross
  • I. M. Dale
  • A. C. D. Leslie
  • H. Smith
Activation Analysis with Reactor Neutrons

DOI: 10.1007/BF02519786

Cite this article as:
Cross, J.D., Dale, I.M., Leslie, A.C.D. et al. J. Radioanal. Chem. (1979) 48: 197. doi:10.1007/BF02519786

Abstract

The normal levels of arsenic in human tissue are reported together with the arsenic concentrations found in the investigation of a large number of industrial exposure incidents. These results are useful for establishing that industrial exposure has taken place and for confirming arsenic poisoning but they cannot be used realistically to predict that any person or group will suffer a visible deterioration in health because no correlation between arsenic contamination and symptoms can be made. Industrial workers who are affected by arsenic exposure are often no more exposed than their co-workers.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Cross
    • 2
  • I. M. Dale
    • 2
  • A. C. D. Leslie
    • 1
  • H. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Forensic MedicineUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Physics and Bio-EngineeringWest of Scotland Health BoardsGlasgowScotland

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