Arsenic in the environment: Source, characteristics, and technologies for pollution elimination

Yu Ming Zheng, Jiaping Paul Chen, Qing Liu

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Abstract

Arsenic, a widely distributed metalloid element, ranks the 20th in abundance in the Earth’s crust, the 14th in the seawater, and the 12th in the human body (Mandal and Suzuki, 2002). Due to its carcinogenesis and mutagenesis, arsenic is a notorious contaminant, which poses serious health risks to humans and animals. Health effects including cancers of the skin and internal organs have been linked to chronic exposure to arsenic in drinking water (Azcue and Nriagu, 1994; Frankenberger, 2002).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Advanced Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Management
PublisherCRC Press
Pages255-288
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781466513426
ISBN (Print)9781466513419
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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