Chapter 25. Copper as an Environmental Contaminant: Phytotoxicity and Human Health Implications

  1. M. N. V. Prasad
  1. Myriam Kanoun-Boulé,
  2. Manoel Bandeira De Albuquerque,
  3. Cristina Nabais and
  4. Helena Freitas

Published Online: 28 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch25

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

Kanoun-Boulé, M., De Albuquerque, M. B., Nabais, C. and Freitas, H. (2008) Copper as an Environmental Contaminant: Phytotoxicity and Human Health Implications, 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.ch25

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Center for Functional Ecology, Department of Botany, University of Coimbra, 3001-455 Coimbra, Portugal

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:

  • copper as environmental contaminant;
  • human exposure risks to copper;
  • heavy-metal deficiency and toxicity and biochemical mechanisms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Copper and Humans: A Relation of 10,000 Years

  • Copper: Identity Card, Main Sources, and Environmental Pollution

  • Copper in Plants

  • Further Research Topics

  • References