COPPER TOXICITY - A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY
Dr. Sonal T. Ramteke* and Dr. Kalpana R. Chavhan
Copper is not poisonous in its metallic state but some of its salts are poisonous. Copper toxicity is increasingly becoming common these days. It is a condition in which an increase in the copper retention in the kidney especially the most common salts of copper are the sulphate or the blue vitriol (nila tutia) & the sub acetate or verdigris (zangal).Chronic copper toxicity is found in form of occupational or environmental exposure with leading encounter during manufacturing, transportation and utilization of lead & its compound. information about copper toxicity is found in various granthas. It is also mentioned in many times at Mahabharata & shreemadbhagwata. Tamrabhasma is mentioned in treatment part of charaka samhita. Acharya charaka had got the knowledge about tamra toxicity. This article highlights the valuable information about the whole sole of copper like classification, properties, it’s another toxic salts, its acute and chronic sign and symptoms, treatment etc.
Keywords: Copper, Copper toxicity, Ayurvedic management.
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