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PHEs, Environment and Human Health Potentially harmful elements in the environment and the impact on human health
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Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2014.
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XV, 467 p. 51 illus., 27 illus. in color. online resource.
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.


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This book is dedicated to the occurrence and behaviour of PHEs in the different compartments of the environment, with special reference to soil. Current studies of PHEs in ecosystems have indicated that many industrial areas near urban agglomerates, abandoned or active mines, major road systems and ultimately also agricultural land act as sources and at the same time sinks, of PHEs and large amounts of metals are recycled or dispersed in the environment, posing severe concerns to human health.

Thanks to the collaboration of numerous colleagues, the book outlines the state of art in PHEs research in several countries and is enforced with case studies andnbsp;enriched with new data, not published elsewhere. The book will provide to Stakeholders (both Scientists Professionals and Public Administrators) and also to non-specialists a lot of data on the concentrations of metals in soils and the environment and the critical levels so far established, in the perspective to improve the environmental quality and the human safety.

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This book, with contributions by 40-plus international research scientists/experts, carefully and comprehensively examines potentially harmful elements (PHEs) and their health effects. It is an up-to-date review/study of the conditions (environmental quality) of the soil, and to a lesser extent, the atmosphere and estuarine/coastal ecosystems on a global scale. Soil is considered one of Earth's most vulnerable ecosystems, with limited resilience capacity. The soil-plant relationship can tolerate a limited pollutant load or flux from anthropogenic sources. Contamination with PHEs passes to vegetation supported by the soil. This book focuses on soil systems in four broad categories: agricultural soils, forest soils, soils around abandoned mines, and urban soils. Chapter contributors examine a representative sample of heavy metals and a few organometallic compounds. The emphasis is the measured amounts of PHEs taken from soils and plants worldwide and their ultimate, toxic effects on human health. Tables comparing individual heavy metal ion concentrations from different countries provide an interesting glimpse of past industrial and manufacturing activities in those sites. The book concludes with chapters on soil remediation, risk assessment, and food safety and trace elements. Black-and-white and color photographs; well-organized tables; clearly labeled charts and graphs; numerous chapter references. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Armen S. Casparian, Wentworth Institute of Technology