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Advances in Mercury Toxicology : Rochester Series on Environmental Toxicity - Tsuguyoshi Suzuki

Advances in Mercury Toxicology

Rochester Series on Environmental Toxicity

By: Tsuguyoshi Suzuki (Editor), Nobumasa Imura (Editor), Thomas W. Clarkson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th February 1992
ISBN: 9780306441165
Number Of Pages: 490

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This book is based on an international meeting organized by the University of Tokyo and the University of Rochester, and is published as one belonging to the series of Rochester International Conferences in Environmental Toxicity. The meeting on "Advances in Mercury Toxicology" was held at the University of Tokyo on August 1 to 3, 1990. The invited papers are published in this book along with an "Overview" chapter that was written by the editors at a meeting held at the University of Rochester on August 1 to 2, 1991. The purpose of the meeting was to assemble leading scientists to discuss their most recent findings on the toxicology of mercury. The time was opportune. Considerable progress has been made on the environmental fate and toxicology of mercury. Recent findings have given new insight into the global model for mercury. Transport in the atmosphere extends great distances resulting in pollution of lakes and rivers far distant from the source of mercury release. The process of methylation leads to accumulation of methylmercury in fish and thus in the human diet. New evidence indicates that acid rain and the impoundment of water for hydroelectric purposes affects the methylation and bioaccumulation processes resulting in higher levels of methylmercury in fish.

Fate in the Environment: Speciation of Mercury in the Environment
Disposition in the Body: Mechanisms of Urinary Excretion of Methylmercury
Role of Glutathione in Mercury Disposition
Biotransformation: Mercury Vapor Uptake and Oxidoreductases in Erythrocytes
Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity: Role of Neuronal Ion Channels in Mercury Intoxication
DNA Damage by Mercury Compounds
Selenium as a Modifying Factor of Mercury Toxicology: Overview on the Protection Given by Selenium Against Mercurials
Toxic Effects of Mercury: Effects of Methylmercury on the Developing Brain
Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects: Exposure to Mercury in the Population
Epidemiological and Clinical Features of Minamata Disease
19 additional articles
Index
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ISBN: 9780306441165
ISBN-10: 0306441160
Series: Rochester Series on Environmental Toxicity
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 490
Published: 29th February 1992
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 2.65