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Medical Geology


Medical Geology
  • Author : Olle Selinus
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2010-06-27
  • ISBN : 9789048134304
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Medical Geology is a rapidly growing field concerned with the relationship between natural geological factors and human and animal health, as well as with improving our understanding of the influence of environmental factors on the geographical distribution of health problems. This book brings together the work of geoscientists and medical/public health researchers, which addresses health problems caused, or exacerbated by geological materials (rocks, minerals, atmospheric dust and water) and processes (including volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Among the environmental health problems discussed in this book are: exposure to toxic levels of trace essential and non-essential elements such as arsenic and mercury; trace element deficiencies; exposure to natural dusts and to radioactivity; naturally occurring organic compounds in drinking water; volcanic emissions, etc. The text also deals with the many health benefits of geologic materials and processes. This wide-ranging volume covers issues in medical geology all over the world with each author covering their respective region. It provides examples from different continents as well as a state-of-the-art review of the latest developments in the discipline. The authors are all recognized geoscientific and medical experts working in the field. The book is written for a wide variety of specialists from geologists, geochemists, pathologists and medical doctors to veterinarians and biologists.

Medical Geology


Medical Geology
  • Author : Miomir Komatina
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2004-03-31
  • ISBN : 0080536093
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Geology, one of the basic natural sciences, is proving to be of outstanding importance in solving problems relating to: agriculture exploitation of the Earth's mineral resources environmental issues soil preservation water energy and other resources protection against natural disasters (landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes) as well as human health. The main objective of the book Medical Geology: Effects of Geological Environments on Human Health is to show how the geological environment affects human health and to explore preventative methods for improvement. This monograph consists of the following five segments: Introduction Geological and other factors and their influence on the human health Subject, tasks and methods of geomedical discipline Regional medical geology Applied medical geology The topics covered in this book will be of interest to a wide circle of readers, including geologists, doctors, biologists, ecologists, planners and many others who are dedicated to the quality and protection of human health.

Chemical Principles of Environmental Pollution


Chemical Principles of Environmental Pollution
  • Author : B.J. Alloway
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1993-11-30
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105016442050
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a scientific approach and comprehensive introduction to the subject of environmental pollution and is written in a manner which should be accessible to chemists, environmental scientists, geologists and geographers. The coverage is pollutant-centred and this serves to focus attention on the essential chemical aspects of each topic. Particular attention is paid to the transport of pollutants in the environment. The sources, chemical properties and reactions of pollutants in soils, air and water are all discussed, along with their associated toxicological effects and methods of monitoring, analysis and disposal. Readers of the book should obtain an understanding of the scientific principles of this field at a chemical level and should be able to approach the contentious issues surrounding this subject in a rational way. The book is intended for chemists, environmental scientists, geologists and geographers. 9780751400137.

Introduction to Medical Geology


Introduction to Medical Geology
  • Author : C. B. Dissanayake
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2009-09-01
  • ISBN : 9783642004858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over two billion people live in tropical lands. Most of them live in intimate contact with the immediate geological environment, obtaining their food and water directly from it. The unique geochemistry of these tropical environments have a marked influence on their health, giving rise to diseases that affect millions of people. The origin of these diseases is geologic as exemplified by dental and skeletal fluorosis, iodine deficiency disorders, trace element imbalances to name a few. This book, one of the first of its kind, serves as an excellent introduction to the emerging discipline of Medical Geology.

Medical Geology


Medical Geology
  • Author : Miomir Komatina
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2004-03-31
  • ISBN : 0080536093
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Geology, one of the basic natural sciences, is proving to be of outstanding importance in solving problems relating to: agriculture exploitation of the Earth's mineral resources environmental issues soil preservation water energy and other resources protection against natural disasters (landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes) as well as human health. The main objective of the book Medical Geology: Effects of Geological Environments on Human Health is to show how the geological environment affects human health and to explore preventative methods for improvement. This monograph consists of the following five segments: Introduction Geological and other factors and their influence on the human health Subject, tasks and methods of geomedical discipline Regional medical geology Applied medical geology The topics covered in this book will be of interest to a wide circle of readers, including geologists, doctors, biologists, ecologists, planners and many others who are dedicated to the quality and protection of human health.