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Trace Elements

Human Health and Environment

Edited by Hosam Saleh

Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority


Over the last few years, we have witnessed increasing efforts dedicated to the scientific investigation and characteristics of trace elements. Especially in the field of human and animal nutrition, trace elements display a considerably attractive issue for research because they play an essential role in the nutrition of both animals and humans. Aquatic environments contaminated with trace elements are an emerging research area due to the toxicity, abundance, and environmental persistence of trace elements. Accumulation of heavy metals as a class of trace elements in various environments, and the subsequent transition of these elements into the food and feed chain, severely affects human health. The determination of type and concentration of trace elements is regarded as the first and most important step to follow the mechanisms controlling the dispersal and accumulation of trace elements. Element speciation in different media (water, soil, food, plants, coal, biological matter, food, and fodder) is pivotal to assess an element's toxicity, bioavailability, environmental mobility, and biogeochemical performance. Recently, new analytical techniques have been developed, which greatly simplified the quantitation of many trace elements and considerably extended their detection range. In this context, the development of reproducible and accurate techniques for trace element analysis in different media using spectroscopic instrumentation is continuously updated.

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Trace ElementsHuman Health and EnvironmentEdited by Hosam Saleh

Published: September 5th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72339

ISBN: 978-1-78923-671-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-670-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-677-3

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

8392 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

29 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: An Introduction to Trace Elements

By Martin Koller and Hosam M. Saleh


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2. Minor and Trace Elements in Whole Blood, Tissues, Proteins and Immunoglobulins of Mammals

By Natalia P. Zaksas and Georgy A. Nevinsky


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3. Trace Elements in Hair: Relevance to Air Pollution

By Jun-ichi Chikawa, Jeremy Salter, Hiroki Shima, Takaaki Tsuchida, Takashi Ueda, Kousaku Yamada and Shingo Yamamoto


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4. Relation of Trace Elements on Dental Health

By Mehmet Sinan Doğan


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5. Trace Elements in the Human Milk

By Manuel de Rezende Pinto and Agostinho A. Almeida


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6. Trace Elements in Suspended Particulate Matter and Sediments of the Cai River: Nha Trang Bay Estuarine System (South China Sea)

By Sofia Koukina and Nikolay Lobus


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7. A Simple and Highly Structured Procaine Hydrochloride as Fluorescent Quenching Chemosensor for Trace Determination of Mercury Species in Water

By Dyab A. Al-Eryani, Waqas Ahmad, Zeinab M. Saigl, Hassan Alwael, Saleh O. Bahaffi, Yousry M. Moustafa and Mohammad S. El- Shahawi


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8. Biomonitoring of Trace Metals in the Coastal Waters Using Bivalve Molluscs

By Periyadan K. Krishnakumar, Mohammad A. Qurban and Geetha Sasikumar


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