ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: TOXICOLOGICAL AND HUMAN RISK ASSESSMENT OF HARATAL (ORPIMENT/AS2S3)
Article Category: Original Research articles
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100113
Author: Sourav Ballav *, Gouranga Maity, Nisith Kumar Mondal
Abstract: With the evolution of civilization and its development, chronic heavy metal poisoning came to light, one of them is α -allotropic form of arsenic;i.e- Haratal (arsenic trisulphide).Agadatantra the special branch of Ayurveda mainly deals with the toxicological aspect of Ayurveda and the pioneer Ayurveda classic “Sushruta Samhita” 1stdescribed haratal as a heavy metal and highlight its toxicodynamic, toxicokinetic along with poisoning sign symptoms.
Keyword: Arsenic trisulphide poisoning, Heavy metal toxicity, Ayurveda drugs occupational toxicity, Orpiment