Vanadium in the Environment, Part 2. Health Effects. Advances in Environmental Science and Technology

  • ID: 2172484
  • Book
  • 424 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Up–to–date coverage of vanadium research in two accessible, self–contained volumes Vanadium in the Environment brings together the contributions of leading experts on the chemical and toxicological aspects of vanadium exposure and its effects on aquatic and terrestrial environments, human health, and wildlife. This second volume focuses on health effects and toxicology in living organisms, while Part One concentrates on chemistry and biochemistry. Topics in this second volume include:
  • Health effects of environmental exposure to vanadium
  • toxicology of vanadium in mammals
  • Mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, and teratogenicity of vanadium
  • Baseline vanadium levels and exposure tests in humans
  • Vanadium and metabolic problems
  • Vanadium and its significance in animal cell metabolism
  • Hematological effects of vanadium in living organisms
  • Genetic toxicology of vanadium compounds
  • Vanadium and the cardiovascular system: regulatory effects and toxicity
  • Oxidative stress and pro–oxidant biological effects of vanadium
  • Endocrine control of vanadium accumulation
  • Vanadium detoxification
  • Vanadium as a new tool for cancer prevention
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Health Effects of Environmental Exposure to Vanadium (J. Lener, et al.).

Toxicology of Vanadium in Mammals (K. Thompson, et al.).

Mutagenicity, Carcinogenicity, and Teratogenicity of Vanadium (A. Leonard & G. Gerber).

Vanadium Exposure Tests in Humans: Hair, Nails, Blood, and Urine (J. Kucera, et al.).

Baseline Vanadium Levels in Human Blood, Serum, and Urine (J. Kucera & E. Sabbioni).

Vanadium and Metabolic Problems (V. Sitprija & S. Eiam–Ong).

Vanadium and Its Significance in Animal Cell Metabolism (H. Zaporowska & A. Scibior).

Hematological Effects of Vanadium on Living Organisms (H. Zaporowska & A. Scibior).

Genetic Toxicology of Vanadium Compounds (M. Altamirano–Lozano, et al.).

Vanadium and the Cardivascular System: Regulatory Effects and Toxicity (M. Carmignani, et al.).

Effects of Vanadate in Adrenal Gland of Mammals (M. Fauth, et al.).

Oxidative Strees and Pro–Oxidant Biological Effects of Vanadium (J. Byczkowski & A. Kulkarni).

Endocrine Control of Vanadium Accumulation (F. Hamel).

Mechanisms of Actions of Vanadium in Mediating the Biological Effects of Insulin (G. Elberg, et al.).

Antidiabetic Action of Vanadium Complexes in Animals: Blood Glucose Normalizing Effect, Organ Distribution of Vanadium, and Mechanism for Insulin–Mimetic Action (H. Sakurai & A. Tsuji).

Vanadium Detoxification (E. Baran).

Vanadium––A New Tool for Cancer Prevention (M. Chatterjee & A. Bishayee).

Index.
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JEROME O. NRIAGU is Professor in the Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, School of Public Health, the University of Michigan, and an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo. For many years he was a research scientist with the National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario. He is the editor of the Wiley Series in Advances in Environmental Science and Technology and has edited, among many other volumes, Nickel and Human Health, Arsenic in the Environment, and Thallium in the Environment. Dr. Nriagu received BSc and DSc degrees from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, an MS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Toronto. He has published extensively in leading geochemical and environmental science journals and has received a number of awards for his work. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
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