|Document ID (ISN)||108681|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Garnier R., Poupon J., Villa A.
||Arsenic and its inorganic compounds
||Arsenic et dérivés inorganiques [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 2nd Quarter 2008, No.159, 13p. Illus. 104 ref.
||Occupations that involve exposure to arsenic include the production of arsenic compounds, non-ferrous metal smelting, the production and use of arsenic-based dyes, the production of micro devices, certain glass manufacturing operations, leather tanning and CCA (chromium, copper and arsenic-based) wood treatment. Often fatal, acute poisoning results in gastroenteritis, hydroelectrolytic and haemodynamic disturbances, renal tubular damage, hepatic cytolysis, cardiomyopathy, encephalopathy (confusion, coma, convulsions) and metabolic acidosis. Long-term exposure to arsenic can cause dermatological, neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic and carcinogenic effects. Several recent epidemiological studies indicate increased risks of abortion, premature birth and in-utero deaths associated with arsenic exposure during pregnancy. The standard biological indicator of arsenic exposure is the sum of the urinary concentrations of inorganic arsenic and of its main metabolites.
||France; arsenic and compounds; health hazards; toxicology; arsenic
||embryotoxic effects; determination in urine; renal damage; muscular diseases; skin diseases; gastroenteritis; hepatic diseases; abortion; heart diseases; limitation of exposure; short-term exposure; long-term exposure; expectant mothers; job-exposure relation; carcinogenic effects; exposure tests; encyclopaedia; data sheet; neurotoxic effects
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Arsenic and compounds