Risk Groups

The individuals at greater risk from carbon tetrachloride toxicity are those with induced liver enzymes or depleted glutathione stores. Alcohols greatly enhance the hepatotoxicity of carbon tetrachloride (see Metabolic interactions) and most cases of fatal carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity involve individuals with a history of heavy ethanol abuse or concomitant alcohol ingestion. Diabetes and certain nutritional deficiencies have also been implicated in enhanced toxic effects from carbon tetrachloride (Capurro, 1973; ATSDR, 1992a; Torkelson, 1994).

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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