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Jerome O. Nriagu

Jerome O. Nriagu is Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Health and Research and the Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Michigan.

Titles by This Editor

Many parts of the world in which common infectious diseases are endemic also have the highest prevalence of trace metal deficiencies or rising rates of trace metal pollution. Infectious diseases can increase human susceptibility to adverse effects of metal exposure (at suboptimal or toxic levels), and metal excess or deficiency can increase the incidence or severity of infectious diseases.