Trace elements, because they are effective in catalytic amounts, must be held in delicate balance with each other as well as with the macronutrients of the diet. Disturbances of these balances result in deficiency and toxicity symptoms. Toxic doses of selenium, lead, and zinc, for example, are known to cause anemia (1, 2, 3, 4) and growth depression (5, 3) in experimental animals.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Call, Cynthia Joy, "The effect of lead and zinc on selenium poisoning in mice" (1975). Theses and Dissertations. 7649.
Selenosis; Selenium; Physiological effect; Mice; Lead in the body; Zinc in the body