By Jiin-Shuh Jean, Jochen Bundschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya
The congress "Arsenic within the surroundings" bargains a world, multi- and interdisciplinary dialogue platform for arsenic learn aimed toward temporary suggestions of issues of huge social effect, instead of merely concentrating on leading edge and leap forward examine in actual, chemical, toxicological, scientific and different particular matters on arsenic on a broader environmental realm. The congress "Arsenic within the setting" used to be first geared up in Mexico urban (As 2006 ) via As 2008 in Valencia, Spain. The 3rd foreign Congress As 2010 was once held in Tainan, Taiwan from might 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, vegetation and nutrition chain;
3. Marine + terrestrial biota;
4. wellbeing and fitness results on people: Epidemiology + biomarkers;
5. Toxicological results;
6. evaluation and remediation;
7. Analytical methods.
Hosting this congress in Taiwan used to be specially appropriate, as the endemic Blackfoot disorder, relating to the arsenic uptake from ingesting water provided by means of artesian wells, was once came upon the following part a century in the past. on account that then Taiwan has turn into an enormous quarter focusing on arsenic learn. This quantity provides the prolonged abstracts of the congress and may provide the most recent state-of-the-art wisdom in keeping with present study played by way of the worldwide medical community.
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Assessment and remediation of arsenic-contaminated groundwater and land environments, policy and protection. Analytical methods for arsenic. Special Topic 1: Arsenic in Latin America—A forgotten continent. Special Topic 2: The geochemistry and microbiology of arsenic and humic substances in aquifers of the Blackfoot Disease area, southwestern Taiwan. Special Topic 3: Arsenic in rice—Advances and challenges to minimizing hazard. We thank the scientific committee members, who dedicated their efforts on reviewing the extended abstracts.
II. III. IV. V. VI. Geology, Hydrology, and Hydrogeology of Arsenic Ecological Effects: Arsenic in Soils, Plants and Food Chain Cycle Arsenic in marine and terrestrial Ecosystems Health Effects on Humans: Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Risk Assessments Tocicological Effects: Animal Models Assessment and Remediation of Arsenic-contaminated Groundwater and Land Environments, Policy and Protection VII. Analytical Methods for Arsenic Although the BFD has no longer occurred in the Chianan plain, southwestern Taiwan since 1990, arsenic is still present in groundwater used for irrigation, which can pose a threat to human health.
The As-2010 Congress has brought about a fruitful achievement and was beneficial to all of the participants. NCKU has an excellent facility and research team in arsenic research from environmental sciences/engineering and medical sciences/physicians. I much look forward to more international collaborations in the future. C. D. indd xxx 4/1/2010 10:24:04 AM Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases – Jean, Bundschuh & Bhattacharya (eds) © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-57898-1 Organizers Organizers of biennual congress series: Arsenic in the Environment Jochen Bundschuh Institute of Applied Research Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan Prosun Bhattacharya KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden Local organizing committee Jiin-Shuh Jean Department of Earth Sciences National Cheng Kung University Tainan City, Taiwan Chien-Jen Chen Genomics Research Center Academia Sinica Taipei City, Taiwan.