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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Copper /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stopinski, Orin.
CORP Author Assembly of Life Sciences (U.S.). Subcommittee on Copper.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600/1-77-003; EPA-68-02-1226
Stock Number PB 262 425
OCLC Number 03338447
Subjects Copper--Toxicology. ; Copper--Environmental aspects. ; Copper--Metabolism.
Additional Subjects Copper ; Ecology ; Distribution(Property) ; Environments ; Plants(Botany) ; Animals ; Humans ; Metabolism ; Industrial medicine ; Hazards ; Ecosystems
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-77-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/28/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-1-77-003 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/22/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/1-77-003 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/06/2003
ELBD RPS EPA 600-1-77-003 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/07/2016
NTIS  PB-262 425 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation v, 185 pages.
The report is a review of current knowledge of the distribution of copper in the environment and living things. Metabolism and the effects of copper in the biosphere are also considered. Copper compounds are common and widely distributed in nature. They are also extensively mined, processed and redistributed by man. Copper is an essential element in plant and animal nutrition. It is closely related to iron, sulfur and molybdenum in animal metabolism. Requirements differ in relation to the nutritional state of these other elements. In plants copper toxicity is infrequent and usually results from soil contamination due to human activities. Deficiency in plants is fairly common, and may require supplementation for crops. In animals both deficiency and toxicity are infrequent except in ruminants. Human copper poisoning occurs rarely in industry, as a cause of food poisoning, resulting from some medical treatments, and from genetic defects in metabolism. Copper levels found in food, water and air have not been found to be injurious.