n The Dairy Mail - The essence of selenium (part 5) : technology

Volume 16, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


The perception regarding selenium as an extremely toxic element is still quite prevalent today. In a prominent book on mineral nutrition in livestock by Underwood & Suttle (1999), it is stated: ''Selenium is the most toxic of the essential trace elements.'' This statement refers specifically to the essential trace elements, but is still debatable.

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