Chapter 2. Health Implications of Trace Elements in the Environment and the Food Chain

  1. M. N. V. Prasad
  1. Nelson Marmiroli and
  2. Elena Maestri

Published Online: 28 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch2

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

How to Cite

Marmiroli, N. and Maestri, E. (2008) Health Implications of Trace Elements in the Environment and the Food Chain, in Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health (ed M. N. V. Prasad), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Author Information

  1. Division of Genetics and Environmental Biotechnologies, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Parma, Parma 43100, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470180952

Online ISBN: 9780470370124

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Keywords:

  • nutrition and health trace elements;
  • trace elements - health implications of;
  • trace element role in food chain safety

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Trace Elements Important in Human Nutrition

  • The Main Trace Elements: Their Roles and Effects

  • Issues of Environmental Contamination of the Food Chain

  • Legislation Concerning Trace Elements

  • Food Chain Safety

  • Biofortification

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgments

  • References