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Medical Geology
Author : Olle Selinus,Robert B. Finkelman,Jose A. Centeno
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2010-06-27
ISBN 10 : 9048134307
Pages : 392 pages
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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
Author : Miomir Komatina
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2004-03-31
ISBN 10 : 9780080536095
Pages : 502 pages
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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.

Practical Applications of Medical Geology
Author : Malcolm Siegel,Olle Selinus,Robert Finkelman
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2020-11-06
ISBN 10 : 9783030538927
Pages : 329 pages
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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. Provides a framework for integrating methods and information drawn from geological and medical sciences Emphasizes the integrative role of medical geology in environmental and public health policy decisions through case studies Identifies the tools and techniques best suited to identify and study medical geology issues

Medical Geology
Author : Miomir Komatina
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2004-03-31
ISBN 10 : 9780080536095
Pages : 502 pages
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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
Author : Olle Selinus
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2013-03-30
ISBN 10 : 9400743750
Pages : 805 pages
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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

Chemical Principles of Environmental Pollution
Author : B.J. Alloway,D.C. Ayres
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 1993-11-30
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 291 pages
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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.

HIV/AIDS in South Africa
Author : S. S. Abdool Karim,Q. Abdool Karim
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2010-06-17
ISBN 10 : 9781139487931
Pages : 329 pages
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This second edition of the book provides up-to-date information on new drugs, new proven HIV prevention interventions, a new chapter on positive prevention, and current HIV epidemiology. This definitive text covers all aspects of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, from basic science to medicine, sociology, economics and politics. It has been written by a highly respected team of South African HIV/AIDS experts and provides a thoroughly researched account of the epidemic in the region.

Impasse of the Angels
Author : Stefania Pandolfo
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 1997
ISBN 10 : 9780226645315
Pages : 389 pages
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In Impasse of the Angels, Stefania Pandolfo takes the critical engagement of anthropology to its limit by presenting the relationship between observer and observed as one of interacting equals and mutually constituting subjects. Narrating, debating, and imagining, real characters take center stage and, through their act of speech, invent a people rather than stand for it. Exploring what it means to be a subject in the historical and poetic imagination of a Moroccan society, Impasse of the Angels listens to dissonant and often idiosyncratic voices elaborate the fractures, wounds, and contradictions of the Maghribi postcolonial present. Passionate and lyric, ironic and tragic, it is a transformative narrative experiment traveling the boundary of ethnography and fiction.

Calcium and Magnesium in Groundwater
Author : Lidia Razowska-Jaworek
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2014-06-17
ISBN 10 : 1138000329
Pages : 236 pages
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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. Therefore, most recent books and papers concentrate mainly on these constituents and only a small number of papers describe the results of groundwater studies on other important water components such as calcium or magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are of great importance to human wellbeing and inadequate intake of either nutrient can impair health. The main objective of this book is to present a selection of studies on calcium and magnesium in groundwater and to highlight their importance for human health. The chapters in this book are written by hydrogeologists and hydrochemists as well as medical doctors and include: methods of investigation of calcium and magnesium in groundwaters, distribution and behaviour of calcium and magnesium in different aquifers, calcium and magnesium in bottled mineral and spring waters, and the significance of calcium and magnesium in waters for human health.

Proceedings, Workshop on Medical Geology, IGCP-454, 3-4 February, 2004, Nagpur, India
Author : N.A
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2004
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 418 pages
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Contributed articles presented at the Workshop organized under the aegis of IGCP-454 held at Nagpur, Central region Geological Survey of India on 3rd-4th February 2004 with reference to India.

Notes on the Geology of the Continent of Africa
Author : Great Britain. War Office
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1905
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 165 pages
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The African Women's Protocol
Author : Rosemary Semafumu Mukasa,Alice Banze
Publisher : Jacana Media
Release Date : 2008
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 320 pages
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Evaluating the impact of the African Women's Protocol, this important study focuses on three African countries—South Africa, Zambia, and Mozambique—and presents a map for the road ahead. Through careful research and in-depth investigation, the guide explores in practice the rights ratified for women by the protocol, such as reproductive rights, the prohibition of female genital mutilation, and economic and social welfare rights. The rights of particularly vulnerable groups of women, including widows, elderly women, disabled women and “women in distress”—which includes poor women, women from marginalized population groups, and pregnant or nursing women in detention—are specifically recognized.