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Vanadium in the Environment: Part 2: Health Effects

Series: Vanadium in the Environment Volume: 2

Edited By: Jerome O Nriagu

403 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Mar 1998 | #95781 | ISBN: 0471177768
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Vanadium, the 21st most abundant element in the earth's crust, is a shiny silvery soft metal mainly known for its corrosion resistance. The metal is used as an alloying agent for hard, temperature- and wear-resistant steels and other alloys, in glass production; in the manufacture of paint, pigments, and inks; in electronics, ceramics, magnetic tapes, superconductors, and as a catalyst in the pharmaceutical industry. This two-part volume in the Advances in Environmental Science and Technology series is organized and presented in the same manner as the successful Arsenic in the Environment books. Part 2 is a self-contained book featuring contributions from an international panel of experts who examine the effects, both detrimental and beneficial, of vanadium on humans and wildlife.


Health Effects of Environmental Exposure to Vanadium (J. Lener, et al.).; Toxicology of Vanadium in Mammals (K. Thompson, et al.).; Mutagenicity, Carcinogenicity, and Teratogenicity of Vanadium (A. Leonard & G. Gerber).; Vanadium Exposure Tests in Humans: Hair, Nails, Blood, and Urine (J. Kucera, et al.).; Baseline Vanadium Levels in Human Blood, Serum, and Urine (J. Kucera & E. Sabbioni).; Vanadium and Metabolic Problems (V. Sitprija & S. Eiam--Ong).; Vanadium and Its Significance in Animal Cell Metabolism (H. Zaporowska & A. Scibior).; Hematological Effects of Vanadium on Living Organisms (H. Zaporowska & A. Scibior).; Genetic Toxicology of Vanadium Compounds (M. Altamirano--Lozano, et al.).; Vanadium and the Cardivascular System: Regulatory Effects and Toxicity (M. Carmignani, et al.).; Effects of Vanadate in Adrenal Gland of Mammals (M. Fauth, et al.).; Oxidative Strees and Pro--Oxidant Biological Effects of Vanadium (J. Byczkowski & A. Kulkarni).; Endocrine Control of Vanadium Accumulation (F. Hamel).; Mechanisms of Actions of Vanadium in Mediating the Biological Effects of Insulin (G. Elberg, et al.).; Antidiabetic Action of Vanadium Complexes in Animals: Blood Glucose Normalizing Effect, Organ Distribution of Vanadium, and Mechanism for Insulin--Mimetic Action (H. Sakurai & A. Tsuji).; Vanadium Detoxification (E. Baran).; Vanadium--A New Tool for Cancer Prevention (M. Chatterjee & A. Bishayee).; Index.

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JEROME O. NRIAGU is 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, Arsenic in the Environment, and Thallium in the Environment. 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. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
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