Environmental geochemistry and health : global perspectives

Fordyce, Fiona. 2000 Environmental geochemistry and health : global perspectives. Cogeoenvironment Newsletter, 16. 7-10.

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Rocks are the fundamental building blocks of the planet surface and different rock mineral assemblages contain the 92 naturally occurring chemical elements found on Earth. Many elements are essential to plant, animal and human health in small doses. Most of these elements are taken into the human body via food and water in the diet and in the air we breathe.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Chemical and Biological Hazards
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 14 Aug 2012 09:28

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