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1st Edition

Arsenic Toxicity
Prevention and Treatment

ISBN 9781032098401
Published June 30, 2021 by CRC Press
536 Pages 23 Color & 67 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.