Toxic Effects of Heavy Metals on Bone Tissue

Akbal A., REŞORLU H., Savas Y.

TURK OSTEOPOROZ DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OSTEOPOROSIS, vol.21, no.1, pp.30-33, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Heavy metals are commonly found in nature. Environmental and occupational exposure to heavy metals may lead to toxic effects in various organ systems. Acute and chronic exposures to heavy metals cause various clinical signs. The target tissue of many heavy metals is bone and chronic exposure leads to toxic effects in bone tissue. In this article, it was aimed to review commonly encountered heavy metal exposures' toxic effects on bone tissue.