Associations between environmental non-essential heavy metals, ecobiochemistry and health

Environmental heavy metals should be a concern of the entire world due to its impact on the animal and human population. "Heavy metals" is a generic name used for metals characterized by relatively high atomic weight, density, and atomic number. Some of the heavy metals are essential nutri...

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Main Authors: Ahmadi Mirela
Pet Ioan
Ştef Lavinia
Mederle Narcisa
Milovanov Cornelia
Dumitrescu Gabi
Nicula Marioara
Smuleac Laura Iosefina
Pascalau Raul
Şmuleac Adrian
Dronca Dorel
Corporate Author: International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems (25.) (2019) (Szeged)
Format: Book part
Published: 2019
Series:Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Kulcsszavak:Nehézfémek - környezetszennyezés, Agrokémia, Környezetkémia, Biokémia
Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/64787
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Summary:Environmental heavy metals should be a concern of the entire world due to its impact on the animal and human population. "Heavy metals" is a generic name used for metals characterized by relatively high atomic weight, density, and atomic number. Some of the heavy metals are essential nutrients for animals and humans, but when their ingested concentration exceeds the needs, their homeostasis is unbalanced and health status is impaired. Non-essential heavy metals are minerals that are harmful to the environment and living organisms. The environment is the main source of minerals provided by soil, water and air. Any deficiency or excess of minerals in the environment will be transferred to the living organisms. Plants, meat and water – are ingredients of humans' diet, and because of that, any overload affects the minerals' homeostasis that could lead to accumulation in target organs – mainly in the liver and kidney, also in the brain, heart, lungs, and other organs. Ecobiochemistry and xenobiochemistry are two complex sciences that are trying to find correlations between the biochemical processes related to the minerals’ needs, intake, and excretion to assure a good health status.
Physical Description:91-95
ISBN:978-963-306-702-4