Arsenic : exposure sources, health risks, and mechanisms of by J. Christopher States

By J. Christopher States

This booklet illustrates the chemistry, toxicology, and healthiness results of arsenic utilizing novel modeling ideas, case reviews, experimental info, and destiny perspectives.

•    Covers publicity resources, healthiness hazards, and mechanisms of 1 of the main poisonous minerals within the world
•    Helps readers comprehend power well-being results of arsenic, utilizing inhabitants experiences, mammalian and invertebrate types, and pharmacokinetic and toxicokinetic models
•    Discusses results, epidemiology, real-life examples, and modes of motion for arsenic-induced illnesses, like lung melanoma, diabetes, cardiovascular and pulmonary illnesses, and immunotoxicity
•    Acts as a reference for toxicologists, environmental chemists, and threat assessors and contains up to date, novel modeling thoughts for scientists
•    Includes destiny views on specified subject matters, like extrapolation from experimental types to human exposures, biomarkers for phenotypic anchoring, and pathology of continual publicity

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2 GEOGENIC AND ANTHROPOGENIC ARSENIC HAZARD IN GROUNDWATERS AND SOILS: DISTRIBUTION, NATURE, ORIGIN, AND HUMAN EXPOSURE ROUTES David A. 1 Scope and Structure In this chapter, the distribution, nature, and origins of arsenic hazards in groundwaters and soils are outlined, along with the biogeochemical processes that give rise to these distributions. In addition, the major exposure routes from these reservoirs to humans are briefly summarized. Particularly given the importance of drinking groundwater as a major exposure route contributing to massive deleterious human health impacts [98, 99, 175, 179, 180, 195, 197, 201, 220], much of the focus of this chapter is on the biogeochemistry of arsenic in groundwater, particularly in, but not restricted to, shallow aquifers in the lowlands of circum‐Himalayan Asia.

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