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Main Title Element concentrations toxic to plants, animals, and man : an appraisal of the toxicity hazard to plants, animals, and man from natural and manmade element concentrations of environmental concern /
Author Gough, L. P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Shacklette, Hansford T.
Case, Arthur A.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.,
Year Published 1979
OCLC Number 05350093
Subjects Chemical elements--Toxicology ; Plants--Effect of minerals on
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJEM  QE75.B9 no.1466 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/17/1995
EKBD  GS/B-1466 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/01/1988
EKCD  DCS US.DI 3 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/1992
EMBD  USGS BUL 1466 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
Collation iii, 80 pages ; 23 cm.
"United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey"--Page [ii]. Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-78).
Contents Notes
Investigators have long recognized the importance of certain elements, commonly called "minerals," in the diet of humans and animals and in the soil that supports plants, in that these elements are essential for the life or optimum health of the organisms. Deficiencies of 20 to 24 elements in animals and man and of 13 to 18 elements in plants have been recognized. At the same time, an understanding of the responses of these organisms to the insult of toxic concentrations of these and other elements also has been of interest. More recently, concern has arisen regarding the effects of an organism's exposure to the more subtle chronic and subchronic concentrations of certain elements that industrial and other human activities are releasing into the environment.