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Medical Geology

Medical Geology Book
Author : Olle Selinus,Robert B. Finkelman,Jose A. Centeno
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-06-27
ISBN : 9048134307
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.

Practical Applications of Medical Geology

Practical Applications of Medical Geology Book
Author : Malcolm Siegel,Olle Selinus,Robert Finkelman
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-08-01
ISBN : 3030538931
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This edited volume provides a framework for integrating methods and information drawn from geological and medical sciences and provides case studies in medical geology to illustrate the usefulness of this framework for crafting environmental and public health policies related to natural materials. The relevance of medical geology research to policy decisions is a topic rarely discussed, and this volume attempts to be a unique source for researchers and policy makers in the field of medical geology in addressing this gap in practical medical geology applications. The book's four sections establish this framework in detail using risk assessment, case studies, data analyses and specific medical geology techniques. Following an introduction to medical geology in the context of risk assessment and risk management, the second section discusses specific methods used in medical geology in the categories of geoscience, biomedicine, and data sources. The third section discusses the medical geology of natural materials, energy use, and environmental and workplace impacts. This section includes specific case studies in medical geology, and describes how the methods and data from the previous section are used in a medical geology analysis. The fourth section includes a guide to the medical geology literature and provides some examples of medical geology programs in Asia and Africa.

Medical Geology

Medical Geology Book
Author : Miomir M. 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.

Essentials of Medical Geology

Essentials of Medical Geology Book
Author : Olle Selinus
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-03-30
ISBN : 9400743750
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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. · Addresses key topics at the intersection of environmental science and human health · Developed by 60 international experts from 20 countries and edited by professionals from the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) · Written in non-technical language for a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from students and professional researchers to policymakers and the general public · Includes color illustrations throughout, references for further investigation and other aids to the reader

Introduction to Medical Geology

Introduction to Medical Geology Book
Author : C. B. Dissanayake,Rohana Chandrajith
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-09-01
ISBN : 3642004857
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.

Minerals latu sensu and Human Health

Minerals latu sensu and Human Health Book
Author : Celso Gomes,Michel Rautureau
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-05-18
ISBN : 303065706X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume provides a comprehensive academic review of both positive and negative effects of minerals on human health and quality of life. The book adopts the concept of mineral latu sensu (mineral l.s.), which encompasses a broad spectrum of natural, inorganic, solid, and crystalline, of natural and inorganic chemical elements (metals and metalloids), of modified natural minerals, of biominerals, and of syntetic minerals, all products that branch across the disciplines of earth, soil, environmental, materials, nutrition, and health sciences. Using this broad framework, the authors are able to provide a multidisciplinary assessment on many types of minerals which can be essential, beneficial and hazardous to human health, covering applications in medical geology, medical hydrology or balneotherapy, pharmacology, chemistry, nutrition, and biophysics. The book performs historical analyses of the uses of minerals for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes to better understand current trends and developments in mineral research and human health. The book will be of interest to students, public health officials, environmental agencies and researchers from various disciplines, as well as scientific societies and organizations focusing on medical geology, health resort medicine (crenotherapy, hydrotherapy and climatotherapy), and on pharmaceutical, cosmetic and biomedical applications.

Progress in Medical Geology

Progress in Medical Geology Book
Author : Motomu Ibaraki,Hiroko Mori
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2017-06-23
ISBN : 1443873772
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume represents a compendium of research conducted by international scholars who participated in the 2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial held during “The 5th International Conference on Medical Geology” in Arlington, Virginia, USA, in 2013. The research topics dealt with here mainly focus on the new scientific field of medical geology used to address a variety of human health issues and diseases specifically related to geological materials and earth-system processes. This volume will be of interest to those who wish to learn about current and historical health issues relating to geological materials or other environmental factors. It also represents a useful guide to learning the interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving in the field of medical geology.

Geology and Health

Geology and Health Book
Author : H. Catherine W. Skinner,Antony R. Berger
Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0195162048
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Geology and Health is an integrated collection of papers from earth scientists, biologists, and medical specialists on health issues of concern to people worldwide, demonstrating how human health and well-being now and in the future can benefit through coordinated scientific efforts. The book demonstrates the virtues of cooperation between the earth, life and health sciences, as a practical and effective approach to better publichealth worldwide.

Geoscience Education

Geoscience Education Book
Author : Clara Vasconcelos
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-11-14
ISBN : 3319433199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents research in Geoscience Education focusing on indoor and outdoor environments in which teaching geoscience gains particular relevance, significance and contextualization. The research areas that are presented throughout the thirteen chapters cover a wide variety of subjects ranging from educational resources and fieldwork to science models. Chapters discuss specific geoscience topics such as earthquakes, rocks, fossils and minerals. Other chapters present a more interdisciplinary approach addressing topics that aren’t usually examined, such as geomedicine and geoethics, with a specific focus on sustainable development and their alignment with the school curricula. Throughout the book readers can find research-based arguments illustrated with practical examples, which will help them to innovate in their curriculum development area, classroom practices and pre and in-service teachers’ education. The book challenges readers to improve Geoscience Education by changing the ways of teaching, by enabling students to exploit their natural curiosity, and by spurring a learning process that should not be confined to the classroom but rather maintained throughout life.

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office  United States Army Book
Author : National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1911
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa

Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa Book
Author : John Anthony Allan,Wageningen University,,Aalto University,,Kings College London,
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-09-10
ISBN : 1136276726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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According to estimates by the International Land Coalition based at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 57 million hectares of land have been leased to foreign investors since 2007. Current research has focused on human rights issues related to inward investment in land but has been ignorant of water resource issues and the challenges of managing scarce water. This handbook will be the first to address inward investment in land and its impact on water resources in Africa. The geographical scope of this book will be the African continent, where land has attracted the attention of risk-taking investors because much land is under-utilised marginalized land, with associated water resources and rapidly growing domestic food markets. The successful implementation of investment strategies in African agriculture could determine the future of more than one billion people. An important factor to note is that Sub-Saharan Africa will, of all the continents, be hit hardest by climate change, population growth and food insecurity. Sensible investment in agriculture is therefore needed, however, at what costs and at whose expense? The book will also address the livelihoods theme and provide a holistic analysis of land and water grabbing in Sub-Saharan Africa. Four other themes will addressed: politics, economics, environment and the history of land investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. The editors have involved a highly diverse group of around 25 expert researchers, who will review the pro and anti-investment arguments, geopolitics, the role of capitalist investors, the environmental contexts and the political implications of, and reasons for, leasing millions of hectares in Sub-Saharan Africa. To date, there has been no attempt to review land investments through a suite of different lenses, thus this handbook will differ significantly from existing research and publication. The editors are Tony Allan, (Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, School of Oriental and African Studies and King’s College London); Jeroen Warner (Assistant Professor, Disaster Studies, University of Wageningen); Suvi Sojamo (PhD Researcher, Water and Development Research Group, Aalto University); and Martin Keulertz (PhD Researcher, Department of Geography, London Water Group, King’s College London).

Notes on the Geology of the Continent of Africa

Notes on the Geology of the Continent of Africa Book
Author : Great Britain. War Office
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1905
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Scientific Imagination in South Africa

The Scientific Imagination in South Africa Book
Author : William Beinart,Saul Dubow
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2021-05-20
ISBN : 1108837085
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An innovative three hundred year exploration of the social and political contexts of science and the scientific imagination in South Africa.

Calcium and Magnesium in Groundwater

Calcium and Magnesium in Groundwater Book
Author : Lidia Razowska-Jaworek
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-06-17
ISBN : 1315764164
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Calcium and magnesium are abundant in groundwater, but the role of groundwater as the essential source of these important nutrients is very often neglected. Hydrogeochemical studies have focused mainly on the distribution and behaviour of constituents that cause deterioration of water quality, such as: nitrate, nitrite or iron and manganese. Theref

Veterinary Toxicology

Veterinary Toxicology Book
Author : Ramesh C. Gupta,Ramesh Chandra Gupta
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012-03-29
ISBN : 0123859263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Veterinary Toxicology is a unique single reference that teaches the basic principles of veterinary toxicology to any student at the DVM, MS or PhD level and will continue to serve as a clinical reference for practicing veterinary toxicologists, poison control centers, marine biologists, environmentalists, and animal scientists. While most comparable texts are primarily directed toward the field of human toxicology, this is the one text needed to thoroughly prepare future veterinarians on the newest approaches for diagnosing poisoning cases in all animals from chemicals and plants of a diverse nature as a result of inadvertent, accidental, or malicious intents. Many chapters are provided on topics not covered in any previous books such as target organ toxicity, radiation and radioactive materials, FDA regulatory issues, and ethics in veterinary toxicology. New chapters covering important and timely topics such as melamine and cyanuric acid, toxicogenomics, toxic gases and veterinary medical geology Expanded look at international topics, such as epidemiology of animal poisonings, regulatory guidelines and poisonous plants in Europe Heavily contributed book with chapters written by qualified and well-experienced authorities across all areas of veterinary toxicology Problem solving strategies are offered for treatment as well as in-depth knowledge of the basic mechanisms of veterinary toxicology

Geological Correlation

Geological Correlation Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Geochemistry

Geochemistry Book
Author : Inamuddin,Mohd Imran Ahamed,Rajender Boddula,Tariq A. Altalhi
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-04-30
ISBN : 111971012X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book aims to explore basic principles, concepts and applications of geochemistry. Topics include chemical weathering, impacts on living beings and water, geochemical cycles, oxidation and redox reactions in geochemistry, isotopes, analytical techniques, medicinal, inorganic, marine, atmospheric, and environmental applications, as well as case studies. This book helps in understanding the chemical composition of the earth and its applications. It also includes beneficial effects, bottlenecks, solutions, and future directions in geochemistry.

Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps

Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps Book
Author : Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1904
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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