Advanced Biochemical and Biophysical aspects of Uranium Contamination

Uranium has been considered both a radiological and also a heavy metal poison, following calcium in its distribution within the body, i.e. building up in bone, and with the principle target for toxicity being the lung and the kidney. Recently, it has been shown that uranium also targets the brain.

The dangers arising from the biochemical toxicity of uranium are generally considered to overweigh the risks from its radioactivity.

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