Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases; Arsenic 2010: Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As-2010), 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases; Arsenic 2010

Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As-2010), 1st Edition

Edited by Jiin-Shuh Jean, Jochen Bundschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya

CRC Press

652 pages

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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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply