Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Heavy Metal Toxicity in Public Health

Edited by John Kanayochukwu Nduka

Nnamdi Azikiwe University


Mohamed Nageeb Rashed

Aswan University

It is often said that the “dosage” of any substance determines its remedy or poison effect. Heavy metal sources encompass sewage, pesticides, fertilizers, environmental contamination, occupational exposure/contact through inhalation, ingestion, and skin. Before the advent of technology/the industrial revolution, communicable diseases ravaged the human race but this seems to have given way to non-communicable diseases such as cancers, renal failure, hormonal distortion enzymes, inhibition of fetal growth, and DNA damage causing negative health issues due to heavy metals. This book brings to the fore probably the most recent experimental research/review on heavy metal contamination, remediating techniques, cellular tissue damage, and toxicological and antioxidant effects of heavy metals. It is hoped that its contents will make interesting reading for all.

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Heavy Metal Toxicity in Public HealthEdited by John Kanayochukwu Nduka

Published: June 24th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83101

ISBN: 978-1-83880-436-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-435-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-632-3

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

4496 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Heavy Metal Contamination and Remediation of Water and Soil with Case Studies From Cyprus

By Mustafa Ertan Akün


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2. Sorption of Phosphorus, Nickel, and Lead from Aqueous Solution Using Manganese Oxide-Coated Materials

By Nesrine Boujelben


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3. A Role for Heavy Metal Toxicity and Air Pollution in Respiratory Tract Cancers

By Chanda Siddoo-Atwal


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4. Mercury Toxicity in Public Health

By Narjala Rama Jyothi and Nainar Abdulkhader Mohamed Farook


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5. Health Risks of Potentially Toxic Metals Contaminated Water

By Om Prakash Bansal


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6. Toxicologic Characteristics of Nanodisperse Manganese Oxide: Physical-Chemical Properties, Biological Accumulation, and Morphological-Functional Properties at Various Exposure Types

By Nina Vladimirovna Zaitseva and Marina Alexandrovna Zemlyanova


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7. Intracellular Iron Concentration and Distribution Have Multiple Effects on Cell Cycle Events

By Paul Seligman and Gamini Siriwardana


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