This book covers the entire spectrum of health effects induced by chronic arsenic poisoning, which is prevalent in more than 30 countries due to the use of unclean underground water, a result of surface water pollution and shortage. This environmental health disaster has been considered more catastrophic than the Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion in the former Soviet Union and the Bhopal chemical plant explosion in India.
All contributors to this review volume have done extensive research on arsenic
poisoning and published excellent papers in internationally well-known journals.
Health Hazards of Environmental Arsenic Poisoning includes reviews of the state-of-the-art
literature and cutting-edge scientific evidence on arsenic-related health effects.
It is also an important source of valuable information for health care workers,
environmental scientists and epidemiologists, as well as public health practitioners.
edited by Chien-Jen Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan & National Taiwan University, Taiwan) & Hung-Yi Chiou (Taipei Medical University, Taiwan)
Epidemic of Arseniasis in the World (C J Chen)
Skin Lesions: Hyperpigmentation, Hyperkeratosis and Cancer
Mortality Trend in Blackfoot Disease-endemic Area (C U Yang)
Urothelial Cancer (Y S Pu)
Lung Cancer (C J Chen)
Blackfoot Disease and Microcirculation Abnormality (C H Tseng)
Carotid Atherosclerosis and Ischemic Heart Disease (C H Wang)
Cerebrovascular Disease (H Y Chiou)
Hypertension and Diabetes (S L Wang)
Cataract (L C See)
Neurological Disorders (H P Tseng)
Methylation Capability and Arseniasis (Y M Hsueh)
Readership: Researchers and practitioners in public health, environmental health researchers and toxicolgists.