medical geology


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medical geology

The study of the effects of local or regional concentrations of chemicals or minerals (in air, soil, or water) on animal and human health.
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Key words: Geochemistry, Groundwater, Medical geology, Southern Mor Range, Trace elements, Water-rock interaction
Moreover, Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) has designed a number of annual field programmes and projects likely minerals investigation, geological mapping, geophysical exploration, exploration and evaluation of coal, geochemical exploration of precious metals, geo-environmental and ground water studies, exploration of iron ore, geo hazard assessment and geo-technical projects, geochemical analysis and medical geology for next year.
Earth and Health, or 'medical geology' is concerned with the relationship between natural geological factors and human and animal health...
Hence, biogeochemistry has gained importance and its scope in recent years has been extended to the health aspects of the environment, which has paved the way for a new field of science called "geo-medicine" or "medical geology." Geo-medicine is defined as "the science dealing with the influence of ordinary environmental factors on the geographical distribution of pathological and nutritional problems of human and animal health" (Lag, 1983).
The two sides' geology organizations will cooperate in various fields including data analysis, exploration, topography, petrology, medical geology, seismology, geographical information systems, soil mechanics and training.
Internationally, the relationship of earth sciences to human health has become so important that it has given rise to a new field of study termed 'Medical Geology'.
Finkelman says a group of his colleagues, now operating as the Special Initiative on Medical Geology, have plans to set up medical geology centers in China, South Africa, South America, Eastern Europe, India, and the Middle East during the next 10-15 years.
Medical geology, the science that deals with the impacts of natural geologic materials and processes on animal and human health, attempts to bridge this gap by increasing the awareness about these issues in the geosciences and biomedical communities, and by stimulating increased research collaboration among these disciplines.
Urban lead poisoning and medical geology: an unfinished story, GSA Today 15:4-11; doi:0.1130/1052-5173(2005)015< 4:ULPAMG>2.0.C0;2.
He is a pioneer in the emerging field of medical geology and served as the first elected chair of the Geological Society of America's Geology and Health Division.
In response, we have seen a dramatic increase in the development of new, transdisciplinary approaches including environmental medicine, conservation medicine, health social science, and One World, One Health--but medical geology?
Essentials of Medical Geology: Impacts of the Natural Environment on Public Health
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