Arsenic Pollution: A Global Synthesis / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
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"Overall, a wide-ranging yet detailed study of arsenic pollution in the water environment is provide, covering many of the subfields that make up the discipline of geography, including chemistry, socioeconomics and politics, to name but a few . . . Arsenic Pollution provides a highly effective contemporary synthesis of this field." (Area, 2011)

"This is an excellent book. For those seeking first-time knowledge, as well as those seeking to enhance their existing understanding about arsenic and recent research developments, there is probably no better book currently available." (Geoscientist, September 2009)

"An excellent contribution to the field, and is clear and well written with ample figures and tables, and an extensive bibliography." (Experiment Agriculture, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405186018
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/4/2009
  • Series: RGS-IBG Book Series , #26
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 618
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Ravenscroft is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and a hydrogeologist with extensive international experience in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. He spent more than 10 years working in Bangladesh, where his involvement in research into the extent and causes of arsenic pollution in that country became the basis for this book. He co-authored the first book on groundwater resources in Bangladesh.

Hugh Brammer spent 22 years with FAO in East Pakistan/Bangladesh, first as a soil surveyor then as an agricultural development adviser. Following retirement, he was a visiting consultant for a further seven years, inter alia for the Bangladesh Flood Action Plan, and wrote seven books on Bangladesh's physical environment and agriculture.

Keith Richards is a fluvial geomorphologist and Professor of Geography at the University of Cambridge. He has research interests and experience in catchment and river processes and their management in Europe, Central America, India, Africa and China, and has been Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and a Vice President (Research) of the RGS-IBG. He has authored and edited several books, and published over 150 academic papers.

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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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