selenium

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Synonyms for selenium

a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium

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Evaluating selenium poisoning. Ann Clin Lab Sci 36:409-420.
Lovett said the worst harm being caused by the mining is not the selenium poisoning: "The worst thing is the fact that we have a state that works to suspend a federal law, that is engaged in a lawless activity."
The studies give a new, more detailed look at selenium poisoning and may lead to new strategies to avoid it, says laboratory director Lynn F.
The remaining populations are threatened primarily by agricultural activities, modifications of local hydrology, uncertain water supply, possible toxic effects from selenium poisoning, and naturally occurring catastrophic events such as drought that could wipe out the remaining animals.
Acute or chronic selenium poisoning may lead to skin and hair abnormalities and gastrointestinal or neurologic symptoms (2, 3).