Essentials of Medical Geology

Essentials of Medical Geology

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Essentials of Medical Geology reviews the essential concepts and practical tools required to tackle environmental and public health problems. It is organized into four main sections. The first section deals with the fundamentals of environmental biology, the natural and anthropogenic sources of health elements that impact health and illustrate key biogeochemical transformations. The second section looks at the geological processes influencing human exposure to specific elements, such as radon, arsenic, fluorine, selenium and iodine. The third section presents the concepts and techniques of pathology, toxicology and epidemiology that underpin investigations into the human health effects of exposure to naturally occurring elements. The last section provides a toolbox of analytical approaches to environmental research and medical geology investigations. Essentials of Medical Geology was first published in 2005 and has since won three prestigious rewards. The book has been recognized as a key book in both medical and geology fields and is widely used as textbook and reference book in these fields. For this revised edition, editors and authors have updated the content that evolved a lot during 2005 and added two new chapters, on public health, and agriculture and health. This updated volume can now continue to be used as a textbook and reference book for all who are interested in this important topic and its impacts the health and wellbeing of many millions of people all over the world. Am Addresses key topics at the intersection of environmental science and human health Am Developed by 60 international experts from 20 countries and edited by professionals from the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) Am Written in non-technical language for a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from students and professional researchers to policymakers and the general public Am Includes color illustrations throughout, references for further investigation and other aids to the reader... Van der Sluys J, Williams L (1998) FOREGS geochemical mapping: field manual. ... Method 3050ba€”Acid digestion of sediments, sludges, and soils. http:// wastes/hazard/testmethods/sw846/pdfs/3050b.pdf. ... J Geol 68:1a€“ 22 Wang Z, Gao Y (2001) Biogeochemical cycling of selenium in Chinese environments. ... SciTechnol 44:2228a€“2231 Zoback ML (2001) Grand challenges in earth and environmental sciencesa€”science, stewardship, and service in the 21st century.

Title:Essentials of Medical Geology
Author:Olle Selinus
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-30


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