Soil Pollution: Sources, Management Strategies and Health Effects

Chee Kong Yap, Ph.D. (Editor)
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Series: Air, Water and Soil Pollution Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC003060

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Soil pollution receives less attention when compared to air pollution and water pollution. However, soil pollution is grabbing more attention nowadays. Undoubtedly, soil is an indispensable environmental matrix for the growth of any terrestrial plants. Nevertheless, the rapid growth rate of population expansion and urbanization exceeds the sustainability and recovery capability of the ecosystem. This has virtually resulted in soil pollution. The sources of soil pollution can come from various point and non-point sources. Of the obvious and commonest ones are domestic wastes, untreated or insufficient treatment of industrial discharges, husbandry wastes and agricultural uses of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.

The purpose of this book is to provide the latest, if not the most up-to-date information regarding soil pollution from three main perspectives, namely, sources, health effects and management strategies in the agricultural and urban areas. The intended readers of this book include academicians, policy-makers, university students, teachers and researchers. This book contains eleven chapters. All chapters in this book consist of sources of pollutants (heavy metal monitoring) (Chapters One, Three, Six, Seven, Eight, Ten and Eleven), the application of monitoring data for human health risk assessment (Chapters One, Four, Five and Nine), and lastly, management strategies for polluted soils (Chapters Two, Ten and Eleven). This book presents a thorough compilation of existing information on soil heavy metal pollution in the form of critical review papers (Chapters One, Two, Ten and Eleven) as well as original research papers (Chapters Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight and Nine).

The invitation of prominent scientists from Japan such as Prof. Hideo Okamura (Kobe University, Japan), Prof. Hiroya Harino (Kobe College, Japan), Dr. Ye Feng and Dr. Muzembo Basilua Andre (both from the National Institute of Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan), Prof. Alireza Riyahi Bakhtiari (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran), and Dr. Salman Abdo Al-Shami (University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia), who co-authored some of the chapters have helped to improve the quality of the chapters in this book. Additionally, chapters from Prof. Chen-Feng You from the National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), Prof. Monica Butnariu from Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (Romania) and Dr. Nadi Awad Al-Harbi from Tabuk University (Saudi Arabia) are also important elements in the construction of international readership for this book.

Preface

Chapter 1. A Review on Soil Heavy Metal Pollution: From Monitoring Data to Human Health Risk Assessments
(Chee Kong Yap, Shamarina Shohaimi, Muzembo Basilua Andre and Salman Abdo Al-Shami, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 2. Environmental Impact Assessment: A Case Study Based on a Former Chemical Factory
(Monica Butnariu and Alina Butu, Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timisoara, CaleaAradului, Timis, Romania, and others)

Chapter 3. Isotopic Compositions of Pb in River Water, Sediments and Bedrock Soils in the Erren River, Southwestern Taiwan
(Yen-Po Lin, Yi-Cheng Chen, Chen-Feng You, Hou-Chun Liu, Chuan-Hsiung Chung and Tzu-Hao Wang, Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, and others)

Chapter 4. Human Health Risks of Heavy Metals via Consumption of Musa Paradisiaca and the Ecological Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in the Habitat Topsoils
(Chee Kong Yap, Ahmad Zulfadhli Talib, Wan Hee Cheng, Moslem Sharifinia, Feng Ye, Hishamuddin Omar, Rosimah Nulit, Shamarina Shohaimi, Ahmad Zaharin Aris and Mohd Talib Latif, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 5. Distribution of Nickel and Its Human Health Risk Assessment in the Carica papaya from Peninsular Malaysia
(Chee Kong Yap, Nur Sakinah Mohd Joha, Wan Hee Cheng, Hishamuddin Omar, Rosimah Nulit, Shamarina Shohaimi, Muzembo Basilua Andre, Ahmad Zaharin Aris and Mohd Talib Latif, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 6. Bioaccumulation of Cu and Pb in the Different Parts of Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis) in Comparison to Their Habitat Topsoils
(Chee Kong Yap, Nur Aishah Hashim, Wan Hee Cheng, Mohamad Pauzi Zakari and Salman Abdo Al-Shami, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 7. Centella asiatica as a Biomonitor of Antimony Pollution and the Ecological Risk Assessment in Their Habitat Topsoils from Peninsular Malaysia
(Chee Kong Yap, Ghim Hock Ong, Wan Hee Cheng, Krishnan Kumar, Hishamuddin Omar, Rosimah Nulit, Shamarina Shohaimi, Alireza Riyahi Bakhtiari, Salman Abdo Al-Shami and Ye Feng, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia)

Chapter 8. Assessments of Contamination by Rare Earth Elements in Topsoils of Peninsular Malaysia
(Chee Kong Yap, Krishnan Kumar, Ghim Hock Ong, Wan Hee Cheng, Soo Kien Chen, Halimah Mohamed Kamari, Ahmadreza Ashraf and Elham Gharibshahi, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 9. Human Health Risks of Essential Cu and Zn via Consumption of Vegetables and Relationships with the Habitat Topsoils from Three Farming Areas of Peninsular Malaysia
(Aziran Yaacob, Chee Kong Yap, Rosimah Nulit, Hishamuddin Omar, Ahmad Zaharin Aris, Mohd Talib Latif and Salman Abdo Al-Shami, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 10. A Review on the Effect of Cement Manufacturing on Soil Pollution and Vegetation Cover
(Nadi Awad Al-Harbi, Biology Department, Science College, Tayma branch, Tabuk University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 11. Management Strategies of Soil Heavy Metal Pollution in Urban and Agricultural Areas: A Short Review
(Chee Kong Yap, Hideo Okamura, Hiroya Harino and Ram Avtar, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and others)

Index

Keywords: Soil Pollution; Health Effects; Heavy metals; Management strategies

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