Publisher description for Trace elements : environmental contamination and quality of life / M.N.V. Prasad.


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This exhaustive volume presents state-of the-art findings on trace element contamination in the environment. It addresses the fundamentals of mineral nutrition in plants and animals (including humans), delves into the geochemistry, bioavailability, uptake, and enzymology of trace elements, and discusses environmental contamination and health implications. It has current information about fortified foods and nutrient deficiencies. Complete with case studies, this is the definitive reference for scientists working in geochemistry hydrology, environmental chemistry and biology, agriculture, and other fields, as well as professionals in regulatory agencies and aid organizations.


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Trace elements -- Environmental aspects.