PHEs, Environment and Human Health: Potentially harmful elements in the environment and the impact on human health by Claudio BiniPHEs, Environment and Human Health: Potentially harmful elements in the environment and the impact on human health by Claudio Bini

PHEs, Environment and Human Health: Potentially harmful elements in the environment and the impact…

byClaudio BiniEditorJaume Bech

Hardcover | May 27, 2014

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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 and 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.

Title:PHEs, Environment and Human Health: Potentially harmful elements in the environment and the impact…Format:HardcoverDimensions:467 pagesPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401789649

ISBN - 13:9789401789646

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction; C. Bini, J. Bech
Chapter 1. Potentially harmful elements in the atmosphere;G. Rampazzo, E. Innocente, E. Pecorari, S. Squizzato, G. Valotto
Chapter 2. Harmful elements in estuarine and coastal systems;K. Badiuzzaman, M. Masiol, A. Hofer, B. Pavoni
Chapter 3. Potentially Harmful Elements in Agricultural Soils;L. Simon
Chapter 4. Potentially harmful elements in forest soils: A pedological viewpoint;D. Baize, F. van Oort
Chapter 5. Potentially Harmful Elements in Abandoned Mine Waste;M. Wahsha, M. M.D. Al-Rshaidat
Chapter 6. Potentially harmful elements in urban soil; M.Angelone, M. Udovic
Chapter 7. Remediation of potentially toxic elements in contaminated soils;J. Bech, M.M. Abreu, H.T. Chon, N. Roca
Chapter 8. Potential Hazardous elements fluxes from soil to plants and the food chain;M. M. Abreu, J. Bech, L. C. Carvalho, E Santos
Chapter 9. Trace elements and food safety;T. Miano, V. D'Orazio, C. Zaccone
Chapter 10. Risk assessment of PHEs;C. Bini
Chapter 11. Potentially harmful elements and human health;C. Bini, M. Wahsha.

Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"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. . Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (A. S. Casparian, Choice, Vol. 52 (5), January, 2015)