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Arsenic is Everywhere Cause for Concern?

By: William R Cullen(Author), Kenneth J Reimer(Author)
293 pages, 10 b/w illustrations
Arsenic is Everywhere
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  • Arsenic is Everywhere ISBN: 9781782623144 Hardback Dec 2016 Out of stock with supplier: order now to get this when available
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Arsenic is a naturally occurring element and, as such, it is present in the environment and in our food and drink. It can even be involved in supporting life processes. However, due to its toxicity, there is concern about its presence in our diet. Arsenic is Everywhere examines the real risks and impacts of arsenic in our lives. Looking at arsenic and its compounds, this book explores the presence of arsenic in food and water, the need to clarify its toxicity, and current scientific and public misconceptions about arsenic. It also looks at the use of arsenic in medicine, from cancer treatments to alternative therapies such as homeopathy. Following on from Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac?: The Sociochemistry of an Element, this book continues the authors work in addressing the issues surrounding arsenic. It is a fascinating read for general readers as it unveils the reality of our exposure to arsenic in our daily lives.


Chapter 1. An Introduction to Arsenic, Pages 1 - 7
Chapter 2. Arsenic Is Everywhere, Pages 8 - 48
Chapter 3. Some Non-Human Arsenic Eaters, Pages 49 - 84
Chapter 4. The Toxicity of Arsenic, Pages 85 - 128
Chapter 5. Medicinal Arsenic, Pages 129 - 160
Chapter 6. Arsenic and Alternative Medicines, Pages 161 - 189
Chapter 7. Arsenic in Food, Pages 190 - 220
Chapter 8. Arsenic and the Evening Meal, Pages 221 - 265

Subject Index, Pages 266 - 293

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William R. Cullen is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research focuses on the biogeochemistry and sociochemistry of arsenic. Kenneth J. Reimer is Professor Emeritus at the Royal Military College of Canada, Canada. His research focusses on ecological and human health risk assessment and risk communication.

By: William R Cullen(Author), Kenneth J Reimer(Author)
293 pages, 10 b/w illustrations
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