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Practical applications of medical geology, 19th to 20th March 2009 : book of abstracts

Wragg, J.; Cave, M.; Watts, M.. 2009 Practical applications of medical geology, 19th to 20th March 2009 : book of abstracts. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 51pp. (OR/09/026) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

"Medical Geology" is defined as the science dealing with the relationships between natural geological factors and health in man and animals, and understanding the influence of environmental factors on the geographical distribution of such health problems. This area of science is aimed at improving the interdisciplinary interactions between environmental and health scientists. The first British Geological Survey meeting concerning the „Practical Applications of Medical Geology‟ was organised in order to provide a common platform for medical geology practitioners to present and highlight successful applications of interdisciplinary case studies. It facilitated professionals, from industry, regulatory authorities and academia, to discuss their findings and identify problems and scientific solutions to conducting such research. Papers were invited on the following themes: Novel methods for assessing the impact of human and animal exposure to potentially harmful elements, organic contaminants and radionuclides. Chemical and mineral speciation controls on the bioaccessibility of potentially harmful substances in soil and particulates. Trace element deficiency problems in human health and agriculture. The relationships between hazard and risk. Geochemical spatial distribution from maps to microscopic scale. Climate change and its impacts on human health and agriculture. Water and air quality.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2009 > Environmental Geoscience Baselines
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: Medical geology
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 17 Jun 2009 14:04
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7492

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