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Provides a fundamental understanding of the sources, distribution and toxicity of contaminants in complementary medicines
Includes clinical case studies of the toxicity of contaminants in complementary medicines in many countries
Covers the existing literature on the interactions of contaminants in complementary medicines with human health
Presents state-of-science information on contaminants reaching the human food chain through complementary medicines
Organic and Inorganic Chemists, toxicologists and pharmacologists, environmental scientists
1. Complementary medicines: Definition, value and regulations2. Sources of Heavy Metal(loid)s in Complementary Medicines3. Sources of organic contaminants in Complementary medicines4. Sources of microbial contaminants in complementary medicines5. Distribution of Heavy Metal(loid)s in Complementary Medicines6. Distribution of organic contaminants in Complementary Medicines7. Distribution of microbial contaminants in Complementary Medicines8. Bioavailability of Heavy Metal(loid)s in Complementary Medicines9. Bioavailability of organic contaminants in Complementary Medicines10. Bioavailability of microbial contaminants in Complementary Medicines11. Toxicity of Heavy Metal(loid) in Complementary Medicines12. Toxicity of organic contaminants in Complementary Medicines13. Toxicity of Microbial contaminants in Complementary Medicines14. Other contaminants in Complementary medicines 15. Cass studies of toxicity of contaminants in Complementary medicines16. Management guidelines for the safe and beneficial use of Complementary medicines
No. of pages: 310
Published: March 1, 2020
Paperback ISBN: 9780128160381
eBook ISBN: 9780128160398
Dr Nanthi Bolan completed his PhD in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition at the University of Western Australia, and is currently working as a Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Newcastle. His teaching and research interests include contaminant assessment and remediation, nutrient and carbon cycling, pollutants interactions in soils, greenhouse gas emission, soil remediation, and waste management. Nanthi is a Fellow of American Soil Science Society, American Society of Agronomy and New Zealand Soil Science Society, and was awarded the Communicator of the Year award by the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural Sciences. He has supervised more than 40 postgraduate students and was awarded the Massey University Research Medal for excellence in postgraduate students’ supervision. He has published more than 300 journal papers, and edited 4 books, and was awarded the M.L. Leamy Award in recognition of the most meritorious contribution to soil science.
Affiliations and expertise
Professor of Environmental Science, University of Newcastle
Chun Guang Li
Dr Chun Guang Li is the Leader of Pre-Clinical Research Program and Head of Herbal Analysis and Pharmacology Laboratory at The National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM), University of Western Sydney. He completed his PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Melbourne in 1991 and held positions as Director of the Chinese Medicine Research Group and leader of the Herbal Pharmacology and Toxicology team at School of Health Sciences, RMIT University from 2007-2012. He commenced his current role as Pharmacology leader at NICM in late 2012. Dr Li has been extensively involved in medical research over the past decades. His current research interests are in the areas of traditional and natural medicines with a particular focus on chemistry and the bioactivity of natural products and medicines, including health food supplements and herbal medicines. Dr. Li has directed a number of funded research projects, coordinated three courses, supervised more than 20 PhD students and published over 150 articles in peer reviewed journals with more than 4900 citations and H-index 35.
Affiliations and expertise
Leader of Pre-Clinical Research Program and Head of Herbal Analysis and Pharmacology Laboratory at The National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM), University of Western Sydney
Yong Sik Ok
Dr. Ok is a full professor and global research director of Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He has published over 900 research papers and books, 92 of which have been ranked as Web of Science ESI top papers (90 have been selected as “Highly Cited Papers” (HCPs), and two as “Hot Papers”). He has been a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (HCR) since 2018 in Cross Field, Environment and Ecology, and Engineering. In 2019, he became the first Korean to be selected as an HCR in the field of Environment and Ecology. Again in 2021, he became the first Korean HCR in two fields: Environment and Ecology, and Engineering. He is working at the vanguard of global efforts to develop sustainable waste management strategies and technologies to address the rising crisis in electronic and plastic waste, and pollution of soil and air with particulate matter.
Dr. Ok has also served in a number of positions worldwide including, as an honorary professor at the University of Queensland (Australia), a visiting professor at Tsinghua University (China), an adjunct professor at the University of Wuppertal (Germany), and a guest professor at Ghent University (Belgium). He maintains a worldwide professional network by serving as a Co-Editor-in-Chief of Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, an Editor of Environmental Pollution, a member of the editorial advisory board of Environmental Science & Technology, and an editorial board member of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Chemical Engineering Journal, and Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, and several other top journals.
He currently serves as the Director of the Sustainable Waste Management Program for the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and the Co-President of the International ESG Association. Moreover, he has served on the Scientific Organizing Committee of P4G Nature Forum: Climate Change and Biodiversity, and Nature Forum: Plastics and Sustainability. Dr. Ok has also served as the chairman of numerous major conferences such as Engineering Sustainable Development series (ESD series), organized by the APRU and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). In 2021, Dr. Ok hosted the first Nature conference among South Korean universities in Seoul on waste management and valorization for a sustainable future together with Chief Editors of Nature Sustainability (Dr. Monica Contestabile), Nature Electronics (Dr. Owain Vaughan), and Nature Nanotechnology (Dr. Fabio Pulizzi). Prof. Ok will host the first Nature Forum on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) for Global Sustainability: the “E” Pillar for Sustainable Business.
Affiliations and expertise
Full Professor and Director, Korea Biochar Research Center, Korea University
Chair and Program Director, Sustainable Waste Management Program, Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
Co-President, International ESG Association (IESGA)