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Main Title PHEs, Environment and Human Health Potentially harmful elements in the environment and the impact on human health / [electronic resource] :
Author Bini, Claudio.
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Author Title of a Work
Bech, Jaume.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number GE1-350
ISBN 9789401789653
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Public health. ; Life sciences. ; Environmental toxicology. ; Soil conservation.
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Collation XV, 467 p. 51 illus., 27 illus. in color. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Potentially harmful elements in the atmosphere -- Chapter 2. Harmful elements in estuarine and coastal systems -- Chapter 3. Potentially Harmful Elements in Agricultural Soils -- Chapter 4. Potentially harmful elements in forest soils: A pedological viewpoint -- Chapter 5. Potentially Harmful Elements in Abandoned Mine Waste -- Chapter 6. Potentially harmful elements in urban soil -- Chapter 7. Remediation of potentially toxic elements in contaminated soils -- Chapter 8. Potential Hazardous elements fluxes from soil to plants and the food chain -- Chapter 9. Trace elements and food safety -- Chapter 10. Risk assessment of PHEs -- Chapter 11. Potentially harmful elements and human health. Heavy metals in the environment continue to receive attention due to the greater understanding of their toxicological importance in ecosystems, agriculture and human health. Research on potentially harmful elements (PHEs) in life, agriculture and environmental sciences is extensively increasing since the last decades, owing to the larger consciousness of general population on the risks induced by anthropic activities. This book is dedicated to the occurrence and behaviour of PHEs in the different compartments of the environment, with special reference to soil as one of the most vulnerable ecosystems, and a precious resource with limited resilience capacity. Therefore, starting from the atmosphere (chapter 1), through the aquatic environment (chapter 2) and the different soil uses (chapters 3, 4), the book also encompasses all the anthropic systems where PHEs play a significant role (mine and urban areas, chapters 5, 6). The soil-plant relationships, and the element fluxes from soil to plant and the food chain, including an overview on soil remediation, are explored in chapters 7, 8. In the last part of the book, trace elements join the food safety (chapter 9) and the risk assessment (chapter 10), concluding with the potential risk to human health (chapter 11), which is the main purpose of the whole book: to ensure a safe environment and a good quality of life to new generations. The book provides new insight on the role and function of PHEs in the environmental and human health, following fundamental textbooks, without forgetting recent thousands of contributions from several scientific domains, not only soil science, but also plant physiology, biology, epidemiology, medicine, and in particular oncology. The book covers a list of the most environmentally important elements involved in environmental and human health. Key elements include: arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), selenium (Se). Emerging are those elements that have received less scientific attention, but nevertheless are of potential environmental concern, with reflection on human health.
Place Published Dordrecht
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2014
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20140515052239
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 04567nam a22005055i 45