Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases; Arsenic 2010: by Jiin-Shuh Jean, Jochen Bundschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya

By Jiin-Shuh Jean, Jochen Bundschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya

The congress "Arsenic within the atmosphere" bargains a world, multi- and interdisciplinary dialogue platform for arsenic learn aimed toward momentary ideas of issues of enormous social influence, instead of simply concentrating on innovative and leap forward learn in actual, chemical, toxicological, scientific and different particular concerns on arsenic on a broader environmental realm. The congress "Arsenic within the atmosphere" used to be first equipped in Mexico urban (As 2006 ) by way of As 2008 in Valencia, Spain. The 3rd foreign Congress As 2010 was once held in Tainan, Taiwan from could 17-21, 2010 entitled: "Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases". The consultation issues comprised:
1. Geology + hydrogeology of arsenic;
2. Ecological results: Arsenic in soils, vegetation and meals chain;
3. Marine + terrestrial biota;
4. healthiness results on people: Epidemiology + biomarkers;
5. Toxicological results;
6. review and remediation;
7. Analytical methods.

Hosting this congress in Taiwan used to be specifically appropriate, as the endemic Blackfoot ailment, on the topic of the arsenic uptake from consuming water provided by means of artesian wells, used to be came upon the following part a century in the past. considering then Taiwan has turn into an enormous quarter focusing on arsenic study. This quantity offers the prolonged abstracts of the congress and may supply the most recent cutting-edge wisdom according to present examine played by means of the worldwide clinical community.

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Special Topic 1: Arsenic in Latin America—A forgotten continent. Special Topic 2: The geochemistry and microbiology of arsenic and humic substances in aquifers of the Blackfoot Disease area, southwestern Taiwan. Special Topic 3: Arsenic in rice—Advances and challenges to minimizing hazard. We thank the scientific committee members, who dedicated their efforts on reviewing the extended abstracts. indd xxxv 4/1/2010 10:24:05 AM Health Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, and National Cheng Kung University, whose support contributed to the success of the congress As 2010.

Every year, new areas with arsenic in environments exceeding the maximal contamination levels set by international organizations are identified. Scientific interest in arsenic has increased remarkably since the last century. By using the ISI Web of Knowledge as a search tool, there were 23,144 published articles on arsenic in its database for the period 1956–2007. Among them, 6,764 have been published in the 21st century. The increase in scientific publications has been spectacular in areas such as environmental sciences, food, metabolism, health and remedy.

VII. S1. S2. S3. Geology, hydrology, and hydrogeology of arsenic. Ecological effects: Arsenic in soils, plants and food chain cycle. Arsenic in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Health effects on humans: Epidemiology, biomarkers and risk assessments. Toxicological effects: Animal models. Assessment and remediation of arsenic-contaminated groundwater and land environments, policy and protection. Analytical methods for arsenic. Special Topic 1: Arsenic in Latin America—A forgotten continent. Special Topic 2: The geochemistry and microbiology of arsenic and humic substances in aquifers of the Blackfoot Disease area, southwestern Taiwan.

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