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

Ahmadi Mirela and Pet Ioan and Ştef Lavinia and Mederle Narcisa and Milovanov Cornelia and Dumitrescu Gabi and Nicula Marioara and Smuleac Laura Iosefina and Pascalau Raul and Şmuleac Adrian and Dronca Dorel: Associations between environmental non-essential heavy metals, ecobiochemistry and health.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Date: 2019
ISBN: 978-963-306-702-4
Page Range: pp. 91-95
Event Title: International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems (25.) (2019) (Szeged)
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/64947/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nehézfémek - környezetszennyezés, Agrokémia, Környezetkémia, Biokémia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 94-95. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2020. Mar. 18. 08:45
Last Modified: 2022. Aug. 08. 15:37
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/64787

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