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Trace Elements in Abiotic and Biotic Environments

1st Edition

By Alina Kabata-Pendias, Barbara Szteke

CRC Press

468 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Description

Trace Elements in Abiotic and Biotic Environments helps readers understand the fundamental principles and phenomena that control the transfer of trace elements.

This book describes the occurrence and behavior of trace elements in rocks, soil, water, air, and plants, and also discusses the anthropogenic impact to the environment. In addition, it covers the presence of trace elements in feeds, as either contaminants or as nutritional or zootechnical additives, and their transfer across the food chain to humans.

Also discussed is international legislation on trace elements for both micronutrients and contaminants in soil and plant food. A special focus is placed on the human health effects of both trace element deficiency and excess. All trace elements are covered—from aluminum to zirconium—as well as rare-earth elements (actinides and lanthanides).

Table of Contents

Aluminum [Al, 27]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Antimony [Sb, 51]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Arsenic [As, 33]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Barium [Ba, 56]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Beryllium [Be, 4]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Bismuth [Bi, 83]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Boron [B, 5]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Bromine [Br, 35]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Cadmium [Cd, 48]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Cesium [Cs, 55]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Cesium Isotopes

Humans

Chlorine [Cl, 17]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Chromium [Cr, 24]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Cobalt [Co, 27]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Copper [Cu, 29]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Fluorine [F, 9]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Gallium [Ga, 31]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Germanium [Ge, 32]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Gold [Au, 79]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Hafnium [Hf, 72]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Indium [In, 49]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Iodine [I, 53]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Iridium [Ir, 77]

Introduction

Environment

Humans

Iron [Fe, 26]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Lead [Pb, 82]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Lithium [Li, 3]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Manganese [Mn, 25]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Mercury [Hg, 80]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Molybdenum [Mo, 42]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Nickel [Ni, 28]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Niobium [Nb, 41]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Osmium [Os, 76]

Introduction

Environment

Humans

Palladium [Pd, 46]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Platinum [Pt, 78]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Polonium [Po, 84]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Plants

Humans

Radium [Ra, 88]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Radon [Rn, 88]

Introduction

Environment

Humans

Rhenium [Re, 75]

Introduction

Environment

Humans

Rhodium [Rh, 45]

Introduction

Environment

Humans

Rubidium [Rb, 37]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Ruthenium [Ru, 44]

Introduction

Environment

Radionuclides

Humans

Scandium [Sc, 21]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Selenium [Se, 34]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Silicon [Si, 14]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Silver [Ag, 47]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Strontium [Sr, 38]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Isotopes

Humans

Tantalum [Ta, 73]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Technetium [Tc, 43]

Introduction

Environment

Humans

Tellurium [Te, 52]

Introduction

Soils

Waters and Air

Plants

Humans

Thallium [Tl, 81]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Tin [Sn, 50]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Titanium [Ti, 22]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Tungsten [W, 74]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Vanadium [V, 23]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Yttrium [Y, 39]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Zinc [Zn, 30]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Zirconium [Zr, 40]

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Lanthanides

Introduction

Soils

Waters

Air

Plants

Humans

Animals

Actinides

Introduction

Thorium [Th, 90]

Uranium [U, 92]

Plutonium [Pu, 94]

References

About the Authors

Alina Kabata-Pendias is a professor emeritus at the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation in Pulawy, Poland. She earned her PhD in soil science from this institute. She also worked at the Polish Geological Institute in Warsaw. Dr. Kabata-Pendias’s research interest focuses on the fate of trace elements in the rock–soil–plant chain. She has published nearly 320 articles and is the author or coauthor of 11 books. Dr. Kabata-Pendias has been active in various national and international scientific committees and was awarded several medals, including the prestigious Philippe Duchaufour Medal, bestowed by the European Geosciences Union.

Barbara Szteke is a professor emeritus at theInstitute of Agricultural and Food Biotechnology in Warsaw, Poland. She also served as head of the Department of Food Analysis at that institute. Dr. Szteke has also been the Polish representative for the Codex Alimentarius Commission FAO/WHO Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants. Dr. Szteke’s research areas focus on foodstuff contaminants coming from the environment, such as elements, pesticides, and mycotoxins. She is the author or coauthor of more than 200 scientific papers, books chapters, reports, and lectures.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General