Lead Exposure and Poisoning: Clinical Symptoms, Medical Management and Preventive Strategies

Leonard Horton (Editor)

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED078000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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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.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Lead Exposure: Assessment of Effects on the Genetic Material
(María Sánchez-Flores, Blanca Laffon, Julia García-Lestón, Josefina Méndez, Eduardo Pásaro, Vanessa Valdiglesias, DICOMOSA Group, Department of Psychology, Area of Psychobiology, Universidade da Coruña, Edificio de Servicios Centrales de Investigación, Campus Elviña, Coruña, Spain, and others)

Health Risk Assessment of Environmental Lead Exposures Through Scrapped Car Paint Dusts from Fairly Used Car Painting Workshops in Nigeria
(John Kanayochukwu Nduka, Johnpaul Onyenezi Amuka and John Friday Sale, Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology Research Unit, Pure and Industrial Chemistry Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Anambra State. Nigeria, and others)

Changes in Intestinal Microflora in Rats Induced by Oral Exposure to Low Lead (II) Concentrations
(Ilya Digel, Rustam Sadykov, Aysegül Artmann, Gerhard Artmann, Institute of Bioengineering, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Juelich, Germany)

Fractions of Sarcocornia Perennis Extract Protect Human Kidney Cells against Lead Induced Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis
(Manel Gargouri, Hélène Talarmin, Riadh Ksouri, Marie-Agnès Giroux Metges, Christian Magné, Laboratoire d’Ecophysiologie Animale, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Route de Soukra, Sfax, Tunisia, and others)


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