Springer; Revised edition
The Essentials of Medical Geology (PDF) provides an overview of the applicable techniques and fundamental concepts that are necessary to address issues pertaining to environmental and public health. It is broken down into 4 primary parts or sections. The first part of this article will discuss the principles of environmental biology, as well as the natural and anthropogenic sources of health factors that have an effect on health, and it will also demonstrate essential biogeochemical transformations. The second part of this article examines the geological processes that have an effect on the amount of specific elements that humans are exposed to, such as arsenic, fluorine, radon, selenium, and iodine. In the third section, the methodologies and ideas of toxicology, pathology, and epidemiology are discussed. These are the disciplines that form the basis for examinations into the impact that exposure to naturally occurring components have on human health. In the fourth section, we present a toolbox of several analytical methodologies that can be used in medical geology studies and environmental study.
The first edition of Essentials of Medical Geology was released in 2005, and since then, it has been recognized with three important awards. The e-book is considered a seminal work in the domains of geology and medicine, and it is extensively utilized as a teaching resource and a reference book in their respective disciplines.
The writers and editors of this newly revised edition have brought the content up to date, as it underwent significant change in 2005, and added two new chapters: one on agriculture and health, and the other on public health. Everyone who has an interest in this significant issue and its influence on the happiness and health of many millions of people all over the world can now continue to use this updated edition as a reference ebook and as a textbook thanks to the fact that it has been brought up to date.
Discusses important issues that arise at the nexus of environmental research and health concerns for humans
Contains illustrative examples in full color at every turn, in addition to references for additional research and various other reading aids.
Designed by sixty worldwide specialists from twenty different countries and edited by members of the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA)
Written in language that is not technical in order to appeal to a wide variety of readers, including college students, professional researchers, policymakers, and the general public.
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