Trace Elements from Soil to Human

Kabata-Pendias, Alina, Mukherjee, Arun B. 
Springer  2007  

Hardcover  550 pp  ISBN 9783540327134      £144.00
This volume provides a review of the key features of trace elements in soils, plants and the food web on which human beings survive.

The quality of food is such a live issue at the moment that this is an essential tool for researchers in a variety of disciplines. Minor inorganic constituents of food, trace elements, are of special interest due to their specific properties in both abiotic and biotic environmental compartments.

The authors' intention is to summarize up-to-date interdisciplinary data for the concise presentation of our understanding of trace-element transfer in the food chain, from soil to man.

Containing 209 useful tables, the book also explores geochemical processes and offers information on international legislation on trace elements as both micronutrients and contaminants in soil and food are presented in parallel and are related to ecology and health risk assessments.

Of interest to: Researchers, students and professionals in environmental sciences, those who are interested in environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, environmental medicine and food science


  • Biogeochemistry of the Human Environment.
  • Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements.
  • Trace Elements of Groups 1-17.
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