Aquatic arsenic toxicity and treatment
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Aquatic arsenic toxicity and treatment by James Tyler Kent

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Published by Backhuys in Leiden .
Written in English

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Statementedited by Tom Murphy and Jay Guo.
LC ClassificationsTD
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 165 p. :
Number of Pages165
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Open LibraryOL22538597M
ISBN 109057821303

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Arsenic (As) is found in waters such as seawater, warm springs, groundwater, rivers, and lakes. In aquatic environments, As occurs as a mixture of arsenate and arsenite, with arsenate usually predominating. The unrestricted application of As pesticides, industrial activities, and mining operations has led to the global occurrence of soluble As above permissible levels of mg/L. Continuous. This table contains the most up to date criteria for aquatic life ambient water quality criteria. Aquatic life criteria for toxic chemicals are the highest concentration of specific pollutants or parameters in water that are not expected to pose a significant risk to the majority of species in a given environment or a narrative description of the desired conditions of a water body being "free.   Arsenic poisoning, or arsenicosis, occurs after the ingestion or inhalation of high levels of arsenic. Arsenic is a type of carcinogen that’s gray, silver, or white in color. Arsenic Toxicity: Prevention and Treatment reviews current understanding of arsenic poisoning and the health consequences resulting from exposure. The book paints a vivid picture of the sources of arsenic toxicity including ground water; food such as rice, fruits and vegetables, fish, and chicken as well as occupational exposures from.

  Various aquatic plants have been identified as an efficient arsenic accumulator like Eichhornia crassipesm, Lemna minor, and Spirodela polyrrhiza which may be exploited in removing arsenic from contaminated water individually and by developing a plant-based treatment system. Similarly, arsenic accumulator algal species may be utilized for. pentavalent species. Arsenic may be absorbed by ingestion, inhalation, or through permeation of skin or mucous membranes; cells take up arsenic through an active transport system normally used in phosphate transport. The mechanisms of arsenic toxicity differ greatly among chemical species, although all appear to cause similar signs of poisoning. The Canadian water quality guidelines for arsenic for the protection of aquatic life were developed based on the CCME protocol (CCME ). For more information, see the supporting documents (CCME ; Fletcher et al. ). Freshwater Life Data on the toxicity of arsenic to freshwater biota were available for 21 species of fish, 14 species of. Arsenic Toxicity Cover Page Course: WB CE Original Date: October 1, CE Renewal Date: October 1, CE Expiration Date: October 1, Key Concepts • Prolonged arsenic exposure causes skin and lung cancer and may cause other internal cancers as well.