Selenium geochemistry and health

Fordyce, Fiona. 2006 Selenium geochemistry and health. In: Abstracts of the KVA International Medical Geology Symposium. Stockholm, Sweden, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1pp.

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Selenium is a naturally occurring metalloid element, which is essential to human and other animal health in trace amounts but is harmful in excess. Of all the elements, selenium has one of the narrowest ranges between dietary deficiency (< 40 μg day-1) and toxic levels (> 400 μg day-1) making it necessary to carefully control intakes by humans and other animals hence the importance of understanding the relationships between environmental exposure and health

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Chemical and Biological Hazards
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Ecology and Environment
Agriculture and Soil Science
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