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Toxicologists Shed New Light on Old Poisons

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Science  20 Mar 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5358, pp. 1850-1851
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5358.1850

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SEATTLE-- Nearly 5000 scientists flocked here earlier this month for the Society of Toxicology's largest ever annual meeting. While the elements outside were cool and rainy, the elements indoors were hot: One presentation suggested that mercury exposure might increase malaria risk, and a symposium offered new insights into an old enigma of how arsenic causes cancer.