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Arsenic Toxicity

Prevention and Treatment, 1st Edition

Edited by Narayan Chakrabarty

CRC Press

524 pages

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The most talked about metalloid in the modern world, arsenic affects the liver, kidney, and lungs; leads to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes; and may cause blindness with long-time exposure. With naturally occurring arsenic boosted by mining and other industrial processes contaminating soil and drinking water, arsenic toxicity is a maj

Table of Contents

Introduction to Arsenic Toxicity. Arsenic Poisoning and Its Health Effects. Manifestation & geographical distribution. Origin of Arsenic Toxicity - Geochemistry. Introduction to Remediation of arsenic toxicity: Application of biological treatment methods for remediation of arsenic toxicity from ground waters. Remediation of arsenic toxicity. Bioremediation of Arsenic Toxicity (I). Bioremediation of Arsenic Toxicity (II). Remediation in Food. Arsenic in the soil-plant system: Phytotoxicity and Phytoremediation. Mitigation of arsenic toxicity by plant products. Treatment of Arsenic Poisoning: Diagnosis with Biomarkers. Chronic Arsenicosis: Clinical feature and Diagnosis. Management of Chronic Arsenicosis: An Overview. Influence of neutraceuticals in combating Arsenic Toxicity. Influence of Functional Foods in combating Arsenic Toxicity. Running Commentary.

About the Editor

Dr. Narayan Chakrabarty, Ph.D., F.I.C.S., is a visiting professor in the Post-Graduate Department of Zoology, Maulana Azad College, Calcutta University. He is also a scientific consultant and director, West Bengal Biotech Development Corporation, Department of Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal, India. Dr. Chakrabarty is a member of the Departmental Technical Committee for Biotechnology of the Govt. of West Bengal. He authored a book on organic reaction mechanism. He has vast experience in conducting programs for estimating and remediating arsenic toxicity in rural Bengal. He was also a resource person in various programs under the sponsorship of UNICEF and the Government of India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Public Health
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry