PHEs, Environment and Human Health

Potentially harmful elements in the environment and the impact on human health

Editors: Bini, Claudio, Bech, Jaume (Eds.)

  • Up-to-date review of the most significant environmental contaminants
  • Ties environmental aspects with epidemiology/medical geography
  • A special chapter devoted to the relationships between PHEs and human health
  • Suggestions for avoiding intake of poisonous substances with daily diet
  • Examines the exposure-dose-response effects of PHEs in the human population
  • Includes current studies on the soil-plant system and links with the food chain
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About this book

This book is dedicated to the occurrence and behaviour of PHEs in the different compartments of the environment, with special reference to soil. Current studies of PHEs in ecosystems have indicated that many industrial areas near urban agglomerates, abandoned or active mines, major road systems and ultimately also agricultural land act as sources and at the same time sinks, of PHEs and large amounts of metals are recycled or dispersed in the environment, posing severe concerns to human health.

Thanks to the collaboration of numerous colleagues, the book outlines the state of art in PHEs research in several countries and is enforced with case studies and enriched with new data, not published elsewhere. The book will provide to Stakeholders (both Scientists Professionals and Public Administrators) and also to non-specialists a lot of data on the concentrations of metals in soils and the environment and the critical levels so far established, in the perspective to improve the environmental quality and the human safety.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book, with contributions by 40-plus international research scientists/experts, carefully and comprehensively examines potentially harmful elements (PHEs) and their health effects. It is an up-to-date review/study of the conditions (environmental quality) of the soil, and to a lesser extent, the atmosphere and estuarine/coastal ecosystems on a global scale. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (A. S. Casparian, Choice, Vol. 52 (5), January, 2015)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Potentially Harmful Elements in the Atmosphere

    Rampazzo, Giancarlo (et al.)

    Pages 1-36

  • Harmful Elements in Estuarine and Coastal Systems

    Khan, Md. Badiuzzaman (et al.)

    Pages 37-83

  • Potentially Harmful Elements in Agricultural Soils

    Simon, László

    Pages 85-150

  • Potentially Harmful Elements in Forest Soils

    Baize, Denis (et al.)

    Pages 151-198

  • Potentially Harmful Elements in Abandoned Mine Waste

    Wahsha, Mohammad (et al.)

    Pages 199-220

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8965-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8964-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0183-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
PHEs, Environment and Human Health
Book Subtitle
Potentially harmful elements in the environment and the impact on human health
Editors
  • Claudio Bini
  • Jaume Bech
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8965-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8965-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8964-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0183-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 467
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
Topics