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Arsenic

Exposure and Health Effects

Abernathy, Charles O., Calderon, Rebecca L., Chappell, Willard R. (Eds.)

1997, XVI, 429 p.

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The Society of Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH) Second International Conference on Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects was held June 12-14, 1995 in San Diego, California. The conference was at­ tended by 152 people who heard 41 presentations on all aspects of arsenic research. The speakers represented 14 countries. Approximately 40 of the participants and speakers were from countries other than the US. The participants represented government, academia, industry and the interested public. The sponsorship ofthe conference is a good indicationofthe wide spread interest in the subject and the meeting. The sponsors, in addition to SEGH, were the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF), Kennecott Corporation, the American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO), and the International Council on Metals in the Environment (ICME). The funding was split approximately equally between industry (including industrial organizations such as EPRI) and government. In addition to the many fine presentations, the meeting provided a forum for scientists from different countries to compare experiences and share information. It also provided a forum for the discussion of both scientific and policy issues between representatives of various governmental bodies (at the local, state, and federal level) and representatives of various indus­ trial organizations. These discussions occurred both in the formal meetings and informal settings during the meeting.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » cancer - geochemistry - kinetics - methylation - research - toxicity

Related subjects » Environmental Toxicology - Geochemistry - Physical Chemistry

Table of contents 

1. The Geochemistry of Arsenic.- 2. The Mercuric-Bromide-Stain Method and the Natelson Method for the Determination of Arsenic: Implications for Assessment of Risks from Exposure to Arsenic in Taiwan.- 3. Determination of Arsenic Compounds in Human Urine by HPLC-ICP-MS.- 4. The Oxidation of Arsenite in Aqueous Solutions.- 5. Chronic Arsenicism and Cancer in Inner Mongolia-Consequences of Well-water Arsenic Levels greater than 50 ?g/I.- 6. Chronic Arsenic Poisoning in Ronpibool Nakhon Sri Thammarat, the Southern Province of Thailand.- 7. The Status of Arsenic Poisoning in China.- 8. Health Aspects of Burning Coal with a High Arsenic Content: The Central Slovakia Experience.- 9. Arsenic in Groundwater in Six Districts of West Bengal, India: The Biggest Arsenic Calamity in the World: The Status Report up to August, 1995.- 10. Non-cancer Effects of Chronic Arsenicosis with Special Reference to Liver Damage.- 11. Systemic Non-carcinogenic Effects and Developmental Toxicity of Inorganic Arsenic.- 12. Potential Role of Oxidative Damage in Developmental Toxicity of Arsenic.- 13. Analysis of Electrophysiological Studies in Arsenic Exposure.- 14. Neurobehavioral Impairment from Long-Term Residential Arsenic Exposure.- 15. Mathematical Modeling of Arsenic in Hamsters.- 16. Studies of Arsenic Ingestion from Drinking Water in Northeastern Taiwan: Chemical Speciation and Urinary Metabolites.- 17. Health Aspects of Human Exposure to High Arsenic Concentrations in Soil in South West England.- 18. Estimating Cancer Risks from Air Arsenic Exposure Using Data on Copper Smelter Workers.- 19. Human Carcinogenicity of Inorganic Arsenic.- 20. Arsenic in Drinking-water and Skin Cancer: Comparison Among Studies Based on Cancer Registry, Death Certificates and Physical Examinations.- 21. The Taiwan Skin Cancer Risk Analysis of Inorganic Arsenic Ingestion: Effects of Water Consumption Rates and Food Arsenic Levels.- 22. Factors Affecting the Retention in Hamster Lung of Arsenic Present in Fly Ash and Copper Smelter Dust.- 23. Factors Influencing In Vitro Methylation of Arsenicals in Rat Liver Cytosol.- 24. Enzymatic Methylation of Arsenic Compounds: II-An Overview.- 25. Biological Monitoring of Arsenic Exposure in Inorganic Arsenic and Gallium Arsenide-Exposed Semiconductor Workers.- 26. Biological Effects of Arsenic Exposure - Integration of In Vitro Genotoxicity Data With Human Biomarker Data.- 27. Alterations of Methylation of the Tumor Suppressor Gene p53: Insights into Potential Mechanisms of Arsenic Carcinogenesis.- 28. Some Results of a Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling Approach to Estimating Arsenic Body Burdens.- 29. Arsenic Removal from Drinking-water by Coagulation: the Role of Adsorption and Effects of Source Water Composition.- 30. Removal of Arsenic Ions from Drinking-water by Novel Type Adsorbents.- 31. Arsenic Removal Technologies: An Evaluation of Cost and Performance.- 32. Arsenic: Past, Present and Future Considerations.

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