1st Edition

Arsenic Toxicity Prevention and Treatment

Edited By Narayan Chakrabarty Copyright 2016
    536 Pages 23 Color & 67 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    524 Pages 23 Color & 67 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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.