John Kanayochukwu Nduka

Nnamdi Azikiwe University

John Kanayochukwu Nduka (PhD) is a member of the Pure and Industrial Chemistry Department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. He is the head researcher in the Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology Unit and the immediate past head of department. Nduka is one of the most cited authors at Nnamdi Azikiwe University and a number of his papers are indexed in Scopus. He is involved in mentoring young academics at his university and has participated in the National University (NUC) Accreditation of Chemistry Program in a number of Nigerian universities. He received the RULA Award from India for International Best Researcher of 2020 in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology. He has attended local and international conferences/ workshops and delivered public lectures, sizeable numbers of international publications, and has been involved in postgraduate Vivas.

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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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