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Title Essentials of medical geology : impacts of the natural environment on public health / editor-in-chief, Olle Selinus ; associate editors, Brian J. Alloway [and others]
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 812 pages) : illustrations (some color) : digital, HTML and PDF files
Contents Medical geology : perspectives and prospects / Brian E. Davies [and others] -- Natural distribution and abundance of elements / Robert G. Garrett -- Anthropogenic sources / Ron Fuge -- Uptake of elements from a chemical point of view / Robert J.P. Williams -- Uptake of elements from a biological point of view / Ulf Lindh -- Biological functions of the elements / Ulf Lindh -- Geological impacts on nutrition / Gerald F. Combs, Jr. -- Biological responses of elements / Monica Nordberg, M. George Cherian -- Volcanic emissions and health / Philip Weinstein, Angus Cook -- Radon in air and water / J. Donald Appleton -- Arsenic in groundwater and the environment / Pauline Smedley, David G. Kinniburgh -- Fluoride in natural waters / Mike Edmunds, Pauline Smedley -- Water hardness and health effects / Eva Rubenowitz-Lundin, Kevin M. Hiscock -- Bioavailability of elements in soil / Brian J. Alloway -- Selenium deficiency and toxicity in the environment / Fiona Fordyce -- Soils and iodine deficiency / Ron Fuge -- Geophagy and the involuntary ingestion of soil / Peter W. Abrahams -- Natural aerosolic mineral dusts and human health / Edward Derbyshire -- The ecology of soil-borne human pathogens / Mark W. Bultman, Frederick S. Fisher, Demosthenes Pappagianis -- Animals and medical geology / Bernt Jones -- Environmental epidemiology / Jesper B. Nielsen, Tina Kold Jensen -- Environmental medicine / Jefferson Fowles, Philip Weinstein, Chin-Hsiao Tseng -- Environmental pathology / José A. Centeno [and others] -- Toxicology / Tee L. Guidotti -- Speciation of trace elements / Bernhard Michalke, Sergio Caroli -- GIS in human health studies / Joseph E. Bunnell [and others] -- Investigating vector-borne and zoonotic diseases with remote sensing and GIS / Stephen C. Guptill, Chester G. Moore -- Mineralogy of bone / H. Catherine W. Skinner -- Inorganic and organic geochemistry techniques / Mitko Vutchkov, Gerald Lalor, Stephen Macko -- Histochemical and microprobe analysis in medical geology / José A. Centeno [and others] -- Modeling ground water flow and quality / Leonard F. Konikow, Pierre D. Glynn
Summary This authoritative reference volume emphasizes the importance and interrelationships of geological processes to the health and diseases of humans and animals. Its accessible format fosters better communication between the health and geoscience communities by elucidating the geologic origins and flow of toxic elements in the environment that lead to human exposure through the consumption of food and water. For example, problems of excess intake from drinking water have been encountered for several inorganic compounds, including fluoride in Africa and India; arsenic in certain areas of Argentina
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Environmental health.
Environmentally induced diseases.
Environmental toxicology.
Medical geography.
Ecological assessment (Biology)
Water quality biological assessment.
Geology -- Health aspects
Ecological risk assessment.
Environmental Exposure
Environmental Health
Environmental Illness
Geography -- methods
Topography, Medical
Environmental Medicine
MEDICAL -- Health Risk Assessment.
MEDICAL -- Epidemiology.
Ecological assessment (Biology)
Ecological risk assessment.
Environmental health.
Environmental toxicology.
Environmentally induced diseases.
Medical geography.
Water quality biological assessment.
Engenharia ambiental.
Saúde ambiental.
Geologia (aspectos médicos)
Maladies de l'environnement.
Hygiène du milieu.
Géographie médicale.
Géologie -- Aspect sanitaire.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Selinus, O. (Olle)
Alloway, B. J.
ISBN 9780080454191
Other Titles Medical geology