By Jiin-Shuh Jean, Jochen Bundschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya
The congress "Arsenic within the surroundings" deals a world, multi- and interdisciplinary dialogue platform for arsenic study geared toward temporary options of issues of significant social influence, instead of in basic terms targeting innovative and step forward learn in actual, chemical, toxicological, clinical and different particular matters on arsenic on a broader environmental realm. The congress "Arsenic within the surroundings" used to be first prepared in Mexico urban (As 2006 ) by way of As 2008 in Valencia, Spain. The 3rd overseas Congress As 2010 was once held in Tainan, Taiwan from may well 17-21, 2010 entitled: "Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases". The consultation subject matters comprised:
1. Geology + hydrogeology of arsenic;
2. Ecological results: Arsenic in soils, vegetation and foodstuff chain;
3. Marine + terrestrial biota;
4. overall healthiness results on people: Epidemiology + biomarkers;
5. Toxicological results;
6. overview and remediation;
7. Analytical methods.
Hosting this congress in Taiwan was once specifically appropriate, as the endemic Blackfoot illness, regarding the arsenic uptake from ingesting water provided through artesian wells, was once came upon the following part a century in the past. when you consider that then Taiwan has turn into a tremendous zone focusing on arsenic learn. This quantity provides the prolonged abstracts of the congress and may provide the newest cutting-edge wisdom in line with present learn played by way of the worldwide medical community.
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Additional info for Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases; Arsenic 2010: Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment
This Congress As 2010 provides a forum for exchanging ideas, sharing discussions and discovering common interests. The scientific community involved in the study of arsenic needs to carry out researches, which not only address academic interests but also contribute to the prevention or reduction of exposure to arsenic and its toxic effects in millions of exposed people throughout the world. We have received a large number of over 300 extended abstracts which were submitted from researchers, health workers, technologists, students, legislators, government officials to the 3rd international congress Arsenic in the Environment with the theme Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases.
We are grateful to Ms. Alice Yen-Hua Huang for her assistance during the compilation of the abstracts submitted in this volume. Prosun Bhattacharya would like to thank National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan for the visiting professorship and the support to participate in the 3rd International International Congress, Arsenic in the Environment (As 2010) with the theme of “Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases”, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) – Department of Development Partnerships for the research project within the framework of the Sustainable Arsenic Mitigation – SASMIT (Sida Contribution 73000854) as well as the Strategic Environmental Research Foundation (MISTRA), Sweden for their research support to the KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group at the Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm on global networking and advocacy for sustainability of safe drinking water supplies.
V. VI. 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.