This text contains articles by recognized experts from many scientific disciplines on the biological, chemical, geological, and clinical effects of nickel. The book deals systematically with the
sources, distribution, behavior, and flow of nickel in different ecosystems, as well as with the metabolism, biochemistry, and systemic toxicity of nickel in plants, human beings, and other organisms. The chapters
dealing with the carcinogenic and dermatological effects of nickel and with the interactions of nickel with essential minerals further illustrate the potential hazards associated with this particular pollutant.