By Jiin-Shuh Jean, Jochen Bundschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya
The congress "Arsenic within the surroundings" deals a global, multi- and interdisciplinary dialogue platform for arsenic learn geared toward momentary strategies of issues of enormous social effect, instead of in simple terms targeting leading edge and step forward learn in actual, chemical, toxicological, scientific and different particular matters on arsenic on a broader environmental realm. The congress "Arsenic within the surroundings" used to be first equipped in Mexico urban (As 2006 ) by means of As 2008 in Valencia, Spain. The 3rd overseas Congress As 2010 was once held in Tainan, Taiwan from may possibly 17-21, 2010 entitled: "Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases". The consultation subject matters comprised:
1. Geology + hydrogeology of arsenic;
2. Ecological results: Arsenic in soils, crops and foodstuff chain;
3. Marine + terrestrial biota;
4. well-being results on people: Epidemiology + biomarkers;
5. Toxicological results;
6. evaluation and remediation;
7. Analytical methods.
Hosting this congress in Taiwan was once in particular correct, as the endemic Blackfoot ailment, concerning the arsenic uptake from ingesting water provided by way of artesian wells, used to be found right here part a century in the past. considering then Taiwan has turn into a tremendous area focusing on arsenic study. This quantity provides the prolonged abstracts of the congress and may supply the newest cutting-edge wisdom in accordance with present learn played by way of the worldwide medical community.
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Chandrasekharam: Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Mumbai, India Tsun-Kuo Chang: Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan Laurent Charlet: Earth and Planetary Science Department (LGIT-OSUG), University of Grenoble-I, Grenoble, France Yen-Hua Chen: Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan Debashis Chatterjee: Department of Chemistry, Universityof Kalyani, Kalyani, India David Christiani: Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Virginia Ciminelli: Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil William R.
Arsenic is an old toxin offering unparalleled opportunities for research. The First International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As 2006), the was held in Mexico City in 2006 with the theme of Natural Arsenic in Groundwater of Latin America. As a result of that event plans have been made to hold a series of biennial congresses with rotating venues in different continents, continuing with the theme of the congress held in Mexico and also including toxicity and health effects. These events would provide participants with an up-to-date, global view of the arsenic studies at a multiand interdisciplinary level.
Cullen: Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Gijs Du Laing: Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium Alberto Figoli: Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR c/o University of Calabria, Rende (CS), Italy Robert B. Finkelman: US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, USA Shafick Hassan: Department of Health Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa Wolfgang H. Hoell: Heinrich-Sontheimer-Laboratory, Technology Center for Water (TZW), Karlsruhe, Germany Hua-Fen Hsu: Department of Chemistry, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan Hao-Jen Huang: Department of Life Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan Ana M.