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Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases; Arsenic 2010
Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As-2010)

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ISBN 9780415578981
Published April 26, 2010 by CRC Press
652 Pages

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Book Description

The congress "Arsenic in the Environment" offers an international, multi- and interdisciplinary discussion platform for arsenic research aimed at short-term solutions of problems with considerable social impact, rather than only focusing on cutting edge and breakthrough research in physical, chemical, toxicological, medical and other specific issues on arsenic on a broader environmental realm. The congress "Arsenic in the Environment" was first organized in Mexico City (As 2006 ) followed by As 2008 in Valencia, Spain. The Third International Congress As 2010 was held in Tainan, Taiwan from May 17-21, 2010 entitled: "Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases". The session topics comprised:
1. Geology + hydrogeology of arsenic;
2. Ecological effects: Arsenic in soils, plants and food chain;
3. Marine + terrestrial biota;
4. Health effects on humans: Epidemiology + biomarkers;
5. Toxicological effects;
6. Assessment and remediation;
7. Analytical methods.

Hosting this congress in Taiwan was especially relevant, because the endemic Blackfoot Disease, related to the arsenic uptake from drinking water supplied by artesian wells, was discovered here half a century ago. Since then Taiwan has become an important region specializing in arsenic research. This volume presents the extended abstracts of the congress and will give the latest state of the art knowledge based on current research performed by the global scientific community.

Table of Contents

Section I: Geology, hydrology, and hydrogeology of arsenic
I.1 Geogenic and anthropogenic sources of arsenic
I.1 Geogenic and anthropogenic sources of arsenic
I.2 Total arsenic and arsenic speciation
I.3 Arsenic release into the groundwater: Water-rock interaction processes
I.4 Aquifer characteristics and mobility and transport of arsenic
I.5 Biotic and abiotic transformations
I.6 Risk assessment and modeling

Section II: Ecological effects: Arsenic in soils, plants and food chain cycle
II.1 Arsenic in soils and related chemical and biological processes
II.2 Bioavailability of soil arsenic for plants
II.3 Phytotoxicity of arsenic
II.4 Transfer and transformation of arsenic in food chain cycle
II.5 Total arsenic and arsenic speciation in food

Section III: Arsenic in marine and terrestrial ecosystems
III.1 Arsenic in marine ecosystems and biota
III.2 Arsenic in terrestrial ecosystems and biota

Section IV: Health effects on humans, epidemiology, biomarkers and risk assessments
IV.1 Cancer and non-cancer effects
IV.2 Epidemiology and biomarkers
IV.3 Arsenic exposure and risk assessment
IV.4 Arsenic metabolism and arsenic speciation

Section V: Toxicological effects: Animal models

Section VI: Assessment and remediation of arsenic contaminated groundwater and land environments, policy and protection
VI.1 Assessment of arsenic contaminations, policy and protection
VI.2 Treatment techniques for arsenic removal from groundwater
VI.3 Experimental studies on arsenic removal
VI.4 Novel techniques for arsenic removal
VI.5 Arsenic removal using biological materials
VI.6 Remediation of arsenic contaminated sediments and soils
VI.7 Sustainability of arsenic-free water supply

Section VII: Analytical methods for arsenic
VII.1 Field detection methods and sample preservation
VII.2 Laboratory methods for arsenic speciation
VII.3 Quality control and quality assurance

Section S1: Special Topic 1: Arsenic in Latin America – A forgotten continent

Section S2: Special Topic 2: The geochemistry and microbiology of arsenic and humic substances in aquifers of the Blackfoot Disease area, southwestern Taiwan

Section S3: Special Topic 3: Arsenic in rice – Advances and challenges to minimizing hazard

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