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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Environmental Heavy Metal Pollution and Effects on Child Mental Development

Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies

Editors: Simeonov, Lubomir I., Kochubovski, Mihail V., Simeonova, Biana G. (Eds.)

  • The book includes principal works on exposure and risk assessment of heavy metal environmental pollution
  • Features the results of original studies on the adverse effects of heavy metals on child mental development
  • Covers contemporary methodologies for chemical analyses in the environment and in humans
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About this book

Heavy metals can be emitted into environment by both natural and anthropogenic sources, mainly mining and industrial activity. Human exposure occurs through all environmental media. Infants are more susceptible to the adverse effects of exposure. Increasing attention is now being paid to the mental development of children exposed to heavy metals. The purpose of this book is to evaluate the existing knowledge on intellectual impairment in children exposed to heavy metals in their living environment and to identify the research needs in order to obtain a clearer picture of the situation in countries and regions at risk, in which the economy is closely related to metallurgy and heavy metals emission, and to recommend a strategy for human protection. In greater detail the main objectives could be formulated as follows: to review the principal sources of single, and complex mixtures of, heavy metal pollutants in the environment; to identify suitable methodology for chemical analyses in the environment and in humans; to evaluate the existing methods for measuring mental impairment, including their reliability and validity; to recommend a standard testing protocol to be used in future research; to assess the future role of environmental heavy metal pollution in countries and regions at risk and its effects on children’s neurological development; to recommend a prevention strategy for protecting children’s health and development.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Environmental Heavy Metals and Mental Disorders of Children in Developing Countries

    Hassanien, Mahmoud A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Exposure Assessment to Heavy Metals in the Environment: Measures to Eliminate or Reduce the Exposure to Critical Receptors

    Lurdes Dinis, Maria (et al.)

    Pages 27-50

  • Heavy Metals Activity Mechanisms at Cellular Level and Possible Action on Childrens Bodies

    Coman, Gheorghe (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

  • Evolving Understanding of the Relationship Between Mercury Exposure and Autism

    Lewandowski, Thomas A.

    Pages 65-84

  • Hearing Changes in Children Exposed to Arsenic in Neurotoxicity Context

    Bencko, Vladimír

    Pages 85-100

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0253-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0252-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0255-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Heavy Metal Pollution and Effects on Child Mental Development
Book Subtitle
Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies
Editors
  • Lubomir I. Simeonov
  • Mihail V. Kochubovski
  • Biana G. Simeonova
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0253-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0253-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0252-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-0255-4
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 344
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