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Arsenic in the Environment Part 2: Human Health and Ecosystem Effects

By: J Nriagu

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | May 1994 | #31006 | ISBN: 0471304360
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A comprehensive investigation of one of the deadliest toxins and its impacts on ecological and human health.


Partial table of contents:; Arsenic in Human Medicine (M. Gorby); Health Effects of Environmental Arsenic (W. Morton & D. Dunnette); Toxicity and Metabolism of Arsenic in Vertebrates (S. Naqvi, et al.); Effects of Arsenic on DNA Synthesis in Human Lymphocytes (Z. Meng); Chronic Arsenism from Drinking Water in Some Areas of Xinjiang, China (W. Lianfang & H. Jianzhong); Estimation of Human Exposure to and Uptake of Arsenic Found in Drinking Water (H. Xu, et al.); A Review of Arsenic Hazards to Plants and Animals with Emphasis on Fishery and Wildlife Resources (R. Eisler); Arsenic in Marine Organisms: Chemical Forms and Toxicological Aspects (K. Shiomi); Index.

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About the editor JEROME O. NRIAGU is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, School of Public Health, the University of Michigan, and an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo. For many years he was a research scientist with the National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario. He is the editor of the Wiley Series in Advances in Environmental Science and Technology and has edited, among many other volumes, Nickel and Human Health, Food Contamination from Environmental Sources, Gaseous Pollutants, and Aquatic Toxicology. Dr. Nriagu received BSc and DSc degrees from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, an MS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Toronto. He has published extensively in leading geochemical and environmental science journals and has received a number of awards for his work. lie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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