Arsenic Pollution: A Global Synthesis / Edition 1

Arsenic Pollution: A Global Synthesis / Edition 1

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by Peter Ravenscroft, Hugh Brammer, Keith Richards
     
 

Arsenic Pollution compiles and summarises the most up-to-date research on the distribution and causes of arsenic pollution in nature, its impact on health and agriculture, and the encouraging research that offers hope in mitigating this unfolding health crisis. Seamlessly integrating geochemistry, hydrology and agriculture, it offers the first truly global

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Arsenic Pollution compiles and summarises the most up-to-date research on the distribution and causes of arsenic pollution in nature, its impact on health and agriculture, and the encouraging research that offers hope in mitigating this unfolding health crisis. Seamlessly integrating geochemistry, hydrology and agriculture, it offers the first truly global and interdisciplinary account of arsenic pollution. The book provides information on the geographical distribution of arsenic contamination of groundwater and surface water, the geochemical causes of high arsenic concentrations in aquifers and the health implications of prolonged arsenic ingestion. Finally, options are highlighted for developing alternative water sources and methods for arsenic testing and removal.

Comprehensive and illuminating, this book offers informed and challenging insight into an emerging environmental problem with untold human consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405186018
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/04/2009
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series, #26
Edition description:
New
Pages:
618
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Hydrogeochemistry of arsenic 25

3 The hydrogeology of arsenic 73

4 Soils and agriculture 118

5 Health effects of arsenic in drinking water and food 157

6 Water-supply mitigation 213

7 Removing arsenic from drinking water 261

8 Arsenic in Asia 318

9 Arsenic in North America and Europe 387

10 Arsenic in South and Central America, Africa, Australasia and Oceania 455

11 Synthesis, conclusions and recommendations 492

References 528

Index 581

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