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Environmental Health Risks: Lead Poisoning and Arsenic Exposure $265.00
Editors: Jack D. Gosselin and Ike M. Fancher
Book Description:
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.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Lead Poisoning in the Tropical Developing Countries
(Viroj Wiwanitkit, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand)

Plumbism and Anemia
(Viroj Wiwanitkit, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand)

Arsenic Exposure Through Food Chain
(Marta López-Alonso, and Marta Miranda, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Departamento de Patoloxía Animal, Facultade de Veterinaria, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Spain, and others)

Bioavailability and Risk Assessment of Arsenic in Homegrown Vegetables
(Emese Sipter and Gabriella Máthé-Gáspár, Semmelweis University, Department of Labor and Environmental Health, Budapest, Hungary, and others)

Neurological impacts of exposure to high and low environmental concentrations of arsenic in drinking water and soils
(Harley T. Davis and C. Marjorie Aelion, University of South Carolina Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia, SC)^

Bioaccumulation patterns and biological effects of arsenic in aquatic organisms.
(Juliane Ventura-Lima, Daniele Fattorini, Alessandra Notti, José M. Monserrat, Francesco Regoli, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas (ICB), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - FURG, Rio Grande, RS, Brasil, and others)^

Analytical Techniques to Measure Arsenic and Arsenic Species in Environmental and Biological Samples ^
(C. Marjorie Aelion and B. Sumith Jayasinghe, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, and others)

An Effect of Climate Change: Increased Health Risks Due to Arsenic in Drinking Water – The Case of Ýzmir, Turkey
(Sait C. Sofuoglu, and Aysun Sofuoglu, Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Research Center, Ýzmir Institute of Technology, Ýzmir, Turkey)

Arsenic Toxicity to Preimplantation Stage Embryo
(Moussa M. Diawara and Dave Unis, Department of Biology, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Pueblo CO)

Effects of Arsenic Exposure on the Immune System and Mechanism of Action
(Libia Vega, Cinvestav-IPN, Toxicology, San Pedro Zacatenco, México)

Cutaneous Arsenicism in Latin America: A Public Health Problem
(Willy Ramos, Ferdinand de Amat, Carlos Galarza, and Alex G Ortega-Loayza, Clinical Research Institute, San Marcos University, Lima, Peru, and others)

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
(Blanco, M. del C , Paoloni J. D., Fiorentino C. E. , Sequeira M., Amiotti N. M., Caferri M. I., Morrás H., Spósito M., Depto. de Agronomía, Univ. Nac. del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina, and others)

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   Series:
      Environmental Health - Physical, Chemical and Biological Factors
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2009
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-409-0
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