Arsenic & Rice

Authors: Meharg, Andrew A., Zhao, Fang-Jie

  • The first book on arsenic and rice, written by the leading experts in this field
  •  Highlights an emerging major issue for human diets
  •  Integrates state-of-the-art biogeochemical and physiological understanding of the soil-plant continuum with respect to arsenic.
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About this book

Rice is the staple food for half of the world’s population. Consumption of rice is the major exposure route globally to the class one, non-threshold carcinogen inorganic arsenic. This book explains the sources of arsenic to paddy soils and the biogeochemical processes and plant physiological attributes of paddy soil-rice ecosystems that lead to high concentrations of arsenic in rice grain. It presents the global pattern of arsenic concentration and speciation in rice, discusses human exposures to inorganic arsenic from rice and the resulting health risks. It also highlights particular populations that have the highest rice consumptions, which include Southern and South East Asians, weaning babies, gluten intolerance sufferers and those consuming rice milk. The book also presents the information of arsenic concentration and speciation in other major crops and outlines approaches for lowering arsenic in rice grain and in the human diet through agronomic management.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Meharg, Andrew A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Arsenic in Rice Grain

    Meharg, Andrew A. (et al.)

    Pages 11-30

  • Risk from Arsenic in Rice Grain

    Meharg, Andrew A. (et al.)

    Pages 31-50

  • Sources and Losses of Arsenic to Paddy Fields

    Meharg, Andrew A. (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

  • Biogeochemistry of Arsenic in Paddy Environments

    Meharg, Andrew A. (et al.)

    Pages 71-101

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9655-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arsenic & Rice
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2947-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2947-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2946-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9655-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 172
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