Health Hazards of Environmental Arsenic

Health Hazards of Environmental Arsenic
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Utgivelsesår 2011
Forlag World Scientific Publishing Co
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9789814291828
Sider 256
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Om Health Hazards of Environmental Arsenic

This book covers the entire spectrum of health effects induced by chronic arsenic poisoning, which is prevalent in more than 30 countries due to the use of unclean underground water, a result of surface water pollution and shortage. This environmental health disaster has been considered more catastrophic than the Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion in the former Soviet Union and the Bhopal chemical plant explosion in India.All contributors to this review volume have done extensive research on arsenic poisoning and published excellent papers in internationally well-known journals. Health Hazards of Environmental Arsenic Poisoning includes reviews of the state-of-the-art literature and cutting-edge scientific evidence on arsenic-related health effects. It is also an important source of valuable information for health care workers, environmental scientists and epidemiologists, as well as public health practitioners.Contents:Arseniasis in the World: From Endemic to Pandemic (Chien-Jen Chen)Mortality Trends in Blackfoot- Disease-Endemic Areas of Taiwan (Chun-Yuh Yang)Skin Lesions: Hyperpigmentation, Hyperkeratosis and Cancer (Chien-Jen Chen)Arsenics and Urothelial Carcinoma (Chung-Hsin Chen & Yeong-Shiau Pu)Arsenic Exposure and Lung Cancer (Chi-Ling Chen)Blackfoot Disease and Microcirculation Abnormality (Chin-Hsiao Tseng, Choon-Khim Chong, Yu-Mei Hsueh, Hung-Yi Chiou, Shu-Li Wang & Chien-Jen Chen)Arsenic-Induced Carotid Atherosclerosis, Ventricular Repolarization Abnormalities, and Ischemic Heart Dosease (Chih-Hao Wang) Arsenic Exposure and Cerebrovascular Disease (Hung-Yi Chiou & Yi-Chen Hsieh)Arsenic and Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension in Human Populations (Shu-Li Wang, Chin-Chiao Tseng & Chien-Jen Chen)Association Between Ingested Arsenic and Cataracts (Lai- Chu See, Jiahn-Shing Lee, Yu-Mei Hsueh, Ming-Chang Tu & Chien-Jen Chen)Neurological Disorders From Arseniasis (Hung-Pin Tseng)Arsenic Methylation Capability and Human Health (Yu-Mei Hsueh, Yung-Kai Huang & Chi-Jung Chung)Genetic Susceptibility to Arsenic-Induced Health Hazards (Ling-I Hsu)Readership: Researchers and practitioners in public health, environmental health researchers and toxicolgists.


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