Arsenic Contamination in Asia

Biological Effects and Preventive Measures

  • Hiroshi Yamauchi
  • Guifan Sun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hiroshi Yamauchi, Ayako Takata
    Pages 1-11
  3. Osamu Udagawa, Kazuyuki Okamura, Takehiro Suzuki, Keiko Nohara
    Pages 29-42
  4. Khaled Hossain, M. M. Hasibuzzaman, Seiichiro Himeno
    Pages 43-60
  5. Takahiko Yoshida, Guifan Sun, Jungbo Pi, Xin Li, Bing Li, Hiroshi Yamauchi
    Pages 61-81
  6. Yuanyuan Xu, Jingqi Fu, Huihui Wang, Yongyong Hou, Jingbo Pi
    Pages 83-118
  7. Yang Cao, Ayako Takata, Toshiaki Hitomi, Hiroshi Yamauchi
    Pages 119-136
  8. Yong Fang Li, Da Wang, Bing Li, Liangjie Dong, Guifan Sun
    Pages 163-179
  9. Satoru Ishikawa, Tomohito Arao, Tomoyuki Makino
    Pages 181-198
  10. Hiroshi Yamauchi, Ayako Takata, Yang Cao, Koichiro Nakamura
    Pages 199-211

About this book


This book provides valuable new insights into preventive measures for chronic arsenic poisoning, exploring the various causes, metabolism and toxicity, preventive drugs, functional foods and various methods for removing arsenic from contaminated water. The mechanisms of chronic arsenic poisoning vary between countries and regions, and the pathological difference, though reported on, is still only poorly understood. As large-scale chronic arsenic poisoning is concentrated in Asia, the contributions in this book were written by pioneers from Asia. Further, the management of removed arsenic has not yet become standardized, and this volume will serve as a vital source of new ideas by highlighting significant detoxification methods aimed at the disposal of arsenic.
 Arsenic Contamination in Asia represents a valuable sourcebook for scientists working in the fields of environmental health, occupational health, environmental science, fisheries science, agriculture, pharmacy, analytical chemistry, and clinical medicine. Also, beginning researchers, seasoned experts, and students who are seeking comprehensive information on the natural sciences including medicine will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative. 


Arsenic Poisoning Arsenic Toxicity Arsenic Exposure Diabetes Heart Disease Arsenic Detoxification Functional Food Organic Arsenic Compounds Arsenic Removal Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroshi Yamauchi
    • 1
  • Guifan Sun
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Preventive MedicineSt. Marianna University School of MedicineKawasakiJapan
  2. 2.Research Center of Chronic Diseases and EnvironmentSchool of Public Health, China Medical UniversityShenyangChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2564-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2565-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-8333
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8341
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