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Arsenic Toxicity

Prevention and Treatment, 1st Edition

Edited by Narayan Chakrabarty

CRC Press

524 pages | 23 Color Illus. | 67 B/W Illus.

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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 major challenge to health professionals and scientists around the world. Arsenic Toxicity: Prevention and Treatment reviews current understanding of arsenic poisoning and the health consequences resulting from exposure.

The book paints a vivid picture of the sources of arsenic toxicity including ground water; food such as rice, fruits and vegetables, fish, and chicken as well as occupational exposures from industries using inorganic arsenic such as glass production, non-ferrous alloy, wood preservation, and semiconductor manufacturing units. The text details the health hazards of arsenic toxicity and then examines removal, mainly from soil and water, highlighting eco-friendly bioremediation techniques. It discusses classical and modern treatment methods for arsenic toxicity, emphasizing the use of nutraceuticals and functional foods.

With its focus on the remediation of arsenic toxicity using nutraceutical and functional food, the book provides a unique resource for combatting this global scourge. It provides strategies for defending arsenic toxicity naturally without causing any additional adverse effects.

Table of Contents


Introduction to Arsenic Toxicity

Narayan Chakrabarty

Arsenic Poisoning and Its Health Effects

Ok-Nam Bae, Kyung-Min Lim, and Jin-Ho Chung

Arsenic Toxicity: Toxicity, Manifestation, and Geographical Distribution

Yuhu Li

Origin of Arsenic Toxicity: Geochemistry

Dionisios Panagiotaras, Dimitrios Papoulis, and Elias Stathatos


Introduction to Remediation of Arsenic Toxicity: Application of Biological Treatment Methods for Remediation of Arsenic Toxicity from Groundwaters

Ioannis A. Katsoyiannis, Manassis Mitrakas, and Anastasios I. Zouboulis

Remediation of Arsenic Toxicity

Sudeshna Mukherjee, Sanjay Kumar Verma, and Rajdeep Chowdhury

Bioremediation of Arsenic Toxicity (I)

Nguyen Van Hue

Bioremediation for the Removal of Arsenic

Dayene C. Carvalho, Luciana M. Coelho, Luciene M. Coelho, Nívia M.M. Coelho, and Thais S. Neri

Remediation in Food

Domingo A. Román-Silva

Arsenic in the Soil-Plant System: Phytotoxicity and Phytoremediation

Rebeca Manzano, Eduardo Moreno-Jiménez, and Elvira Esteban

Mitigation of Arsenic Toxicity by Plant Products

Tetsuro Agusa


Treatment of Arsenic Poisoning: Diagnosis with Biomarkers

Michael F. Hughes

Chronic Arsenicosis: Clinical Features and Diagnosis

Anupam Das, Rudrajit Paul, and Nilay Kanti Das

Management of Chronic Arsenicosis: An Overview

Piyush Kumar, Rudrajit Paul, Amrita Sil, and Nilay Kanti Das


Influence of Nutraceuticals in Combating Arsenic Toxicity

Nidhi Dwivedi and S.J.S. Flora

Influence of Functional Foods in Combating Arsenic Toxicity

Debasis Bagchi, Anand Swaroop, and Manashi Bagchi

A Running Commentary on the Remediation and Treatment of Arsenic Toxicity


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