Lead Exposure & Poisoning : Clinical Symptoms, Medical Management & Preventive Strategies Hardback
Edited by Leonard Horton
Lead is a heavy metal used since ancient times and is still employed for several industrial purposes due to its suitable physical and chemical properties.
It is non-biodegradable and is very persistent in the environment.
Human exposure can lead, however, to a wide range of biological effects.
Lead (Pb) exposure is known to induce a wide range of physiological and biochemical dysfunctions in humans and animals.
This books reviews works collected in international literature dealing with the effects of lead; the environmental contamination of lead and its associated public health risks; the influence of lead at different doses on the structure of intestinal microbial community in vivo and its relationships to intestinal epithelium in vitro; and finally, the effects of fractions of the edible halophyte, Sarcocornia perennis on human kidney cells after Pb intoxication.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 109 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/06/2015
- Category: Public health & preventive medicine
- ISBN: 9781634826990