Cadmium: Characteristics, Sources of Exposure, Health and Environmental Effects


Mirza Hasanuzzaman, PhD (Editor)
Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Masayuki Fujita, PhD (Editor)
Laboratory of Plant Stress Responses, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

Cadmium (Cd) is one of the four metals that have been raising apprehension worldwide as environmental, agricultural and health hazards in recent decades. Cadmium accumulates in the soil naturally or through anthropogenic activities, such as mining, industrial waste disposal, use and disposal of batteries and sludges, and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Cadmium accumulation can result in severe deterioration of natural resources, disturbance of ecosystems, and deleterious effects on plants, animals and human health. In recent decades, the number of publications focused on cadmium toxicity in plants and animals has been growing exponentially, making this topic impossible to accommodate within the scope of a single volume.

This book edited by Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman and Dr. Masayuki Fujita presents a collection of 16 chapters written by 67 experts from 19 countries working on cadmium toxicity. This volume provides the readers with a background for understanding cadmium toxicity, its environmental and health aspects, and its remediation mechanisms. Various chapters included in this book provide a state-of-the-art account of the information as a resourceful guide suited for scholars and researchers working in the field of cadmium. This book is a invaluable resource for plant biologists, agriculturists, toxicologists, biochemists, environmental scientists, physiologists, pharmacologists, geneticists, molecular biologists; as well as graduate students in these disciplines. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Adverse Effects of Cadmium on Plants and Possible Mitigation of Cadmium-Induced Phytotoxicity
(Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Kamrun Nahar, M. M. Alam and Masayuki Fujita, Laboratory of Plant Stress Responses, Department of Applied Biological Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Miki-cho, Kita-gun, Kagawa, Japan, and others)

Chapter 2. Morphophysiological, Biochemical, Ultrastructural and Molecular Responses of Cadmium Toxicity in Plants
(Alex-Alan F. de Almeida, Luana M. C. Gomes, Vânia L. Souza and Raúl R. Valle, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Ilhéus, BA, Brasil, and others)

Chapter 3. Antioxidative Response of Plants to Oxidative Stress Induced by Cadmium
(Luísa Louro Martins, Rafaela Reis, Inês Moreira, Filipa Pinto, Joana Sales, and Miguel Pedro Mourato, Unidade de Investigação Química Ambiental, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Toxic Effects of Cadmium on Plant Growth and Lignification
(Aline Finger-Teixeira, Jennifer Munik Bevilaqua, Maria de Lourdes Lucio Ferrarese, and Osvaldo Ferrarese-Filho, Laboratory of Plant Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Maringá, Maringá, PR, Brazil)

Chapter 5. Physiological and Molecular Responses to Cadmium in Plants and Animals
(I.A. Omedo, F.K. Musasia and P.O. Mireji, Center for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, University of Nairobi, Kenya, and others)

Chapter 6. Towards Understanding the Influence of Cadmium on Microbial Behavior
(María L. Ferreira, Irene C. Lazzarini Behrmann, Helena M. Ceretti, Anita Zalts, Diana L. Vullo and Silvana A. Ramírez, Instituto de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento – CONICET,
Los Polvorines, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 7. Toxicity and Tolerance in Microalgal Cells Exposed to Cadmium: A Current Overview
(Enrique Torres, Roi Mera and Julio Abalde, Laboratorio de Microbiología, Departamento de Biología Celular y Molecular,
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de La Coruña, La Coruña, Spain)

Chapter 8. <i>Solanum nigrum</i> L., a Promising Cadmium Hyperaccumulator: From Molecular Mechanisms to the Field
(Liangqi Wu, Yulong Li, Qing Ge, Ping Zhang, Xiaojing Liu and Jin Xu, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 9. Cadmium Removal from Aqueous Solutions by Biosorbents: Study of the Operating Conditions
(A. Converti, G.L. Mariottini, A.M. Ben Hamissa, E. Finocchio, S. Al-Arni, R. Botter and A. Lodi, Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering Pole, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy, and others)

Chapter 10. The Effect of Zeolitic Tuff Nanoparticles on Cd, Pb and Zn Fractionation and Uptake by Barley from a Sewage Sludge-Treated Soil
(Ayoup M. Ghrair, Joachim Ingwersen and Thilo Streck, Royal Scientific Society, Knowledge, Research and Development Devesion, Amman – al Jubaiha, Jordan, and others)

Chapter 11. Cadmium-Based Devices and their Possible Environment-Friendly Alternatives
(Mythili Prakasam and Alain Largeteau, Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux-CNRS, Bordeaux, France)

Chapter 12. Radiation Removal of Cadmium from Aqueous Solutions
(Barbora Drtinova, Dept. of Nuclear Chemistry, Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague Czech Republic)

Chapter 13. Cadmium-Binding Properties of Surface Waters: Role of Dissolved and Suspended Matter
(Yanina S. Minaberry, Ezequiel Barral, Silvana A. Ramírez and Gabriel J. Gordillo, INQUIMAE-CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 14. Cadmium Exposure From Food – Important Factors in Risk Assessment
(Jasmina Djedjibegovic, Aleksandra Marjanovic, Miroslav Sober and Kemo Sinanovic, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Chapter 15. Cadmium Level in Red Meat and Edible Offal
(Vladimir M. Tomović, Marija R. Jokanović, Mila S. Tomović, Branislav V. Šojić, Snežana B. Škaljac, Tatjana A. Tasić and Predrag M. Ikonić, Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 16. Cadmium in the Food Chain: An Insidious Pathway of Exposure
(Samuel Ogheneovo Asagba and Suru Steven Monday, Department of Biochemistry, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria, and others)


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