Oxidation-Antioxidation-Reduction Processes in the Cell: Impacts of Environmental Pollution

B. Poljšak, P. Jamnik, P. Raspor, M. Pesti

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Free radicals and reactive oxygen species are involved in toxic mechanisms of action of certain air pollutants, metals, ionizing and nonionizing radiations, alcohols, and pesticides being implicated. The most efficient preventive step to avoid the exogenous-free radical exposure would be to avoid as much as possible exposure to certain environmental pollutants. But since this is not always possible, protection could be obtained by adequate antioxidant balance. There is growing body of evidence that the involvement of antioxidants could prevent or decrease the damage generated by environmental sources of oxidizing species. Several examples are discussed in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Environmental Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780444522726
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011



  • Air pollution
  • Alcohol
  • Antioxidants
  • Carotenoids
  • Free radicals
  • Metals
  • Oxidative stress
  • Pesticides
  • Reactive oxygen species
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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Poljšak, B., Jamnik, P., Raspor, P., & Pesti, M. (2011). Oxidation-Antioxidation-Reduction Processes in the Cell: Impacts of Environmental Pollution. In Encyclopedia of Environmental Health (pp. 300-306). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-52272-6.00679-6