Copper and copper containing pesticide as copper oxychloride toxicity and its adverse effects on animal and human health

  • Mahmoud M. Elalfy Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt
  • Mohamed S. Abomosallam Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt
  • Fathy Sleem Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt
  • Mona Elhadidy Medical physiology department faculty of medicine, Mansoura university, Egypt, medical physiology, faculty of medicine, Al Baha University, KSA
Keywords: Copper, copper oxychloride, copper-containing pesticide


Copper is a trace element and has a vital role in homeostasis but it has cumulative effects and may be hazardous to the animal, human, and environment. Copper is a vital trace element to all living as it participates in various metabolic processes and is controlled via complicated homeostatic mechanisms, but excess copper has a deleterious effect in organisms as it stimulates free radical production in the living cell, lipid peroxidation, and disturbs the whole-body antioxidant capacity. Although its beneficial effect, it has a hazardous effect on health as it has genotoxic, developmental toxicity, and hepatic toxicity in experimental animals


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DOI: 10.26838/MEDRECH.2020.8.2.486
Published: 2021-04-26
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Elalfy MM, Abomosallam MS, Sleem F, Elhadidy M. Copper and copper containing pesticide as copper oxychloride toxicity and its adverse effects on animal and human health. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2021Apr.26 [cited 2021May16];8(2):89-8. Available from:
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