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Structural Chemistry of Group 16 Elements

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter focuses on the first two elements of the group: oxygen and sulfur. There is a section each on dioxygen and ozone, oxygen and dioxygen coordination compounds, and structure of water and ... More


Selenium and Mercury: Their Interactions and Roles in Living Organisms

Tamara García-Barrera

in Trace Metals and Infectious Diseases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029193
eISBN:
9780262327619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029193.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The essential or toxic character of the elements depends not only on their concentration, but also on the chemical form in which they occur. This is the case of arsenobetaine, which has limited ... More


Prostate Cancer

Lorelei A. Mucci, Lisa B. Signorello, and Hans-Olov Adami

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Since prostate cancer began to attract more epidemiologic interest in the 1980s, numerous etiologic clues have been identified, and areas are now emerging as promising in the search for causes of ... More


Mercury Exposure in Vulnerable Populations: Guidelines for Fish Consumption

John Dellinger, Matthew Dellinger, and Jennifer S. Yauck

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mercury exposures in vulnerable populations frequently result from consuming contaminated fish. Fish also contain many valuable nutrients. Culturally appropriate risk communication must account for ... More


Losing Our Minds: Effects of Chemical Pollution on the Intellectual Capacity and Mental Health of Future Generations

Barbara Demeneix

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199917518
eISBN:
9780190232382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917518.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

There is a global acceleration in the incidence of neurodevelopmental disorders. Numbers of children affected by an autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the United States has reached 1 in 88 (1 in 56 ... More


Antioxidant defences synthesized in vivo

Barry Halliwell and John M.C. Gutteridge

in Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198717478
eISBN:
9780191802133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717478.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter defines the term ‘antioxidant’, explains the different mechanisms of antioxidant action, and describes the antioxidants synthesized by living organisms: how they are made, how they work, ... More


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