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Essentials of medical geology : impacts of the natural environment on public health / editor-in-chief, Olle Selinus ; associate editors, Brian J. Alloway ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Selinus, O. (Olle) | Alloway, B. J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, c2005Description: xiv, 812 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0126363412 (alk. paper).Other title: Medical geology.Subject(s): Environmentally induced diseases | Environmental health | Medical geography | Geology -- Health aspects | Environmental Health | Environmental Exposure | Environmental Illness | Geography -- methods | Maladies de l'environnement | Hygiène du milieu | Géographie médicale | Géologie -- Aspect sanitaireOnline resources: Book review (E-STREAMS) | Publisher description | Table of contents only
Contents:
Medical geology : perspectives and prospects / Brian E. Davies ... [et al.] -- 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 ... [et al.] -- Toxicology / Tee L. Guidotti -- Speciation of trace elements / Bernhard Michalke, Sergio Caroli -- GIS in human health studies / Joseph E. Bunnell ... [et al.] -- 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 ... [et al.] -- Modeling ground water flow and quality / Leonard F. Konikow, Pierre D. Glynn.
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Medical geology : perspectives and prospects / Brian E. Davies ... [et al.] -- 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 ... [et al.] -- Toxicology / Tee L. Guidotti -- Speciation of trace elements / Bernhard Michalke, Sergio Caroli -- GIS in human health studies / Joseph E. Bunnell ... [et al.] -- 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 ... [et al.] -- Modeling ground water flow and quality / Leonard F. Konikow, Pierre D. Glynn.

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