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Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects IV - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080440675, 9780080523057

Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects IV

1st Edition

Editors: W.R. Chappell C.O. Abernathy R.L. Calderon
eBook ISBN: 9780080523057
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 27th November 2001
Page Count: 492
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This collected volume of authoritative articles represents the state-of-the-art in arsenic research. Arsenic experts from around the world, participants in the Fourth International Conference on Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects organized by the Society of Environmental Geochemistry and Health in 2000, present their critical findings.

A vital contribution to arsenic study and policy making, this volume examines the global impact of the toxin and discusses arsenic in the environment, mechanisms of arsenic metabolism and carcinogenesis, water treatment technology, and medical care. Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects offers informed, challenging insights into a highly important and controversial topic.

Table of Contents

Preface. Contents. List of Contributors.

  1. Kurt J. Irgolic 1938 - 1999 (W. Goessler). Occurrence and Exposure.
  2. Arsenic: the "King of Poisons" in antiquity - a possible threat to future sustainability (I. Thornton).
  3. International perspective on naturally-occurring arsenic problems in groundwater (P.L. Smedley et al.).
  4. Characterization of arsenic bearing sediments in Gangetic Delta of West Bengal, India (D. Chakraborti et al.).
  5. Geochemical and palaeohydrological controls on pollution of groundwater by arsenic (P. Ravenscroft, J.M. McArthur, B.A. Hoque).
  6. Progress on research of endemic arsenism in China: population at risk, intervention actions, and related scientific issues (Guifan Sun et al.).
  7. Arsenic in Latin America: occurrence, exposure, health effects and remediation (A.M. Sancha, M.L. Castro).
  8. Impacts of historic arsenical pesticide use on residential soils in Denver, Colorado (D.J. Folkes, R.A. Litle).
  9. Arsenic speciation in fresh-water fish and bivalves (I. Koch et al.).
  10. Determination of organoarsenic compounds in finishing chicken feed and chicken litter by HPLC-ICP-MS (W. Pavkov, W. Goessler). Health Effects Epidemiology.
  11. Individual susceptibility to arseniasis (Chien-Jen Chen et al.).
  12. Bayesian model averaging with applications to the risk assessment for arsenic in drinking water (K.H. Morales et al.).
  13. Epidemiological study on various non carcinomatous manifestations of chronic arsenic toxicity in a district of West Bengal (D.N. Guha Mazumder et al.).
  14. Possible effects of arsenic on visual perception and visual-motor integration of children in Thailand (U. Siripitayakunkit, S. Lue, C. Choprapawan).
  15. Interactions between arsenic and other factors in relation to carcinogenicity (I. Hertz-Picciotto).
  16. Arsenic in drinking groundwater from Transylvania, Romania: an overview (E.S. Gurzau, A.E. Gurzau).
  17. Preliminary analysis of lung cancer incidence in arsenic exposed population (V. Bencko, J. Raměs, M. Götzl).
  18. Arsenic ingestion and health effects in Bangladesh: epidemiological observations (M. Rahman, O. Axelson).
  19. Occurrence of cancer in arsenic contaminated area, Ronpibool District, Nakorn Srithmmarat Province, Thailand (C. Choprapawon, Y. Porapakkham). Biomarkers.
  20. Arsenic exposure, null genotypes of glutathione S-transferase M1, T1 and P1, and risk of carotid atherosclerosis among residents in Lanyang Basin of Taiwan (H.Y. Chiou et al.).
  21. Chronic inorganic arsenic exposure alters heme metabolism in humans (A. Hernandez-Zavala et al.).
  22. Mutations in C57B1/6J and metallothionein knock-out mice induced by chronic exposure of sodium arsenate in drinking water (J.C. Ng et al.). Mechanisms.
  23. Arsenite exposure causes both hypomethylation and hypermethylation in human cell lines in culture at low concentrations (C. Zhong, L. Wang, M.J. Mass).
  24. Induction of proliferative lesions of the uterus, testes and liver in Swiss mice given repeated injections of sodium arsenate (M.P. Waalkes, L.K. Keefer, B.A. Diwan).
  25. Sub-toxic arsenite induces a multi-component protective response against oxidative stress in human cells (E.T. Snow et al.).
  26. The carcinogenicity of dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) in rats (S.M. Cohen et al.).
  27. Human cell models for arsenic carcinogenicity and toxicity: transformation and genetic susceptibility (T.G. Rossman et al.).
  28. Requirements for a biologically-realistic cancer risk assessment for inorganic arsenic: an update (H.J. Clewell, M.E. Andersen, J.W. Yager). Metabolism.
  29. The discovery, importance and significance of monomethylarsonous acid (MMAIII) in urine of humans exposed to inorganic arsenic (H. Vas Aposhian et al.).
  30. The impact of selenium status on the metabolism and disposition of arsenic and its implications for epidemiologic investigations (E.M. Kenyon et al.).
  31. Trivalent methylated arsenicals: toxic products of the metabolism of inorganic arsenic (M. Styblo et al.).
  32. Speciation of human urinary arsenic including the trivalent methylation metabolites (Xiufen Lu et al.).
  33. Dose-response relationships for the metabolism and urinary excretion of arsenicals in humans (D.J. Thomas et al.).
  34. Arsenic mehtylation and the S-adenosylmethioneine-mediated transmethylation/transsulfuration pathway (J.M. Donohue, C.O. Abernathy). Intervention and Medical Treatment.
  35. An overview of the UNICEF supported arsenic mitigation programme in Bangladesh (C.J. Davis).
  36. 17 years experience of arsenicosis in West Bengal (K.C. Saha).
  37. Arsenic mobilization by DMPS (V. Aposhian, M.M. Aposhian).
  38. Arsenic mitigation and water supply in Bangladesh (B.A. Hoque et al.).
  39. Community based management of arsenic affected patients (Q. Quamruzzaman et al.).
  40. A comprehensive review of low-cost, tubewell water treatment technologies for arsenic removal (S. Murcott).
  41. Surface properties of an advanced absorbent developed for arsenic removal from drinking water (J. Hlavay, K. Polyák).
  42. Critical evaluation of a simple arsenic removal method for groundwater of Bangladesh (M. Alauddin et al.).
  43. Innovative technologies for remediation of arsenic in soil and groundwater (J.C. Redwine). Author Index. Keyword Index.


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About the Editors

W.R. Chappell

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Colorado at Denver, Environmental Science, Denver, CO 80217-3364, USA

C.O. Abernathy

Affiliations and Expertise

Office of Drinking Water, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA

R.L. Calderon

Affiliations and Expertise

US Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

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