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Environmental Health Risks: Lead Poisoning and Arsenic Exposure

Edited By: Jack D Gosselin and Ike M Fancher

202 pages, b/w illustrations, colour map, tables

Nova Science Publishers

Hardback | Oct 2009 | #194649 | ISBN-13: 9781607417811
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NHBS Price: £107.50 $135/€128 approx

About this book

Lead poisoning and arsenic exposure have become serious health risks in the past few decades. Lead poisoning or plubism is a well-known toxicological condition, in which its exposure can cause either acute or chronic poisoning. It can also cause several disturbances on normal physiology of humans. The problem of lead poisoning can be seen all over the world, as can arsenic exposure. Arsenic is one of the most toxic and ubiquitously occurring minerals. It is found frequently in rivers and wells in some regions of Argentina and Chile.

Arsenic's toxicity may be acute or chronic and is acquired involuntarily through ingestion of water or food, inhalation and to a lesser degree by percutaneous absorption. Exposure to arsenic in drinking water is related with many health effects that have different in incidences depending on the geographical area. The most evident effects are often related with cancer development, but arsenic can cause alterations on other organs as well. This book examines the potential adverse effects of lead poisoning and arsenic exposure on human health.


Contents

Preface

- Lead Poisoning in the Tropical Developing Countries
- Plumbism and Anemia
- Arsenic Exposure Through Food Chain
- Bioavailability and Risk Assessment of Arsenic in Homegrown Vegetables
- An Effect of Climate Change: Increased Health Risks Due to Arsenic in Drinking Water -- The Case of Yzmir, Turkey
- Arsenic Toxicity to Preimplantation Stage Embryo
- Effects of Arsenic Exposure on the Immune System and Mechanism of Action
- Cutaneous Arsenicism in Latin America: A Public Health Problem
- Origin of as in the Phreatic Aquifer of Bahia Blanca District: A Conceptual Model for Management of Arsenotoxicity Risk at the SW Pampean Region of Argentina

Index

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