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Chemical characterization revealed alarmingly high levels of lead

An attempt has been made to estimate the moisture content, pH (and thus the free nicotine) and to quantify trace metals in a few smokeless tobacco products popular among the locals. These assessments have contributed towards establishing a toxicological fingerprint on the diverse arrays of such products freely available in the market currently.

The article was published by
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Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Volume / Volumen: 75
Number / Número: 3
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 262-269
Year / Año: 2013
Month / Mes: may

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Principal institution where the research took place
Institución principal de la investigación
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Amrita School of Pharmacy Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Bibliographic references
Referencias bibliográficas

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B Ranganahan was invited by SIIC on
B Ranganahan fue invitado por SIIC el
2013, december 18
  The authors' report was accepted on
La crónica del autor fue aprobada el
2014, january 16
The authors' report was accepted on
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2014, january 16
Published in siicsalud
Publicado en siicsalud
2014, march 31

The article is strictly related to the following sections of siicsalud
El artículo se relaciona estrictamente con las siguientes secciones de siicsalud

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/ Toxicología

and secondarily related to the following sections

y secundariamente con las siguientes secciones

Toxicological Biochemistry
Bioquímica Toxicológica

Clinical Chemistry
Diagnóstico por Laboratorio

Public Health
Salud Pública

Addictive Diseases

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Determination of Trace Metals, Moisture, pH and Assessment of Potential Toxicity of Selected Smokeless Tobacco Products

Author / Autor
V Prabhakar1

1, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi, India

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Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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