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Environmental Geochemistry and Health: with special reference to developing countries

Product Code: SP113
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by J.D. Appleton, R. Fuge and G.J.H. McCall
Publication Date: 15 July 1996
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This volume presents a range of papers by geochemists, nutritionists, medical and veterinary researchers that illustrate the relevance of environmental geochemistry to the study of human and animal health problems in developing countries. People in these areas are very dependent on localized sources of food and water, and any geochemical anomoly (enrichment or depletion) within these local environments will have a marked influence on the health of people as well as wildlife and domesticated animals. Subjects covered in the volume reflect the breadth of the topic, ranging through animal and human health issues related to soil, plant, water and volcanic gas chemistry. The role of natural and anthropogenic influences on the environment are covered, as are the roles or geochemical mapping, monitoring and baseline identification.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-64-0
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-64-2
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.68 kg


Geochemical aspects of the aetiology of trace element related diseases 

The role of geochemistry in environmental and epidemiological studies in developing countries: a review

Stream sediment, soil and forage chemistry as indicators of cattle mineral status in northeast Zimbabwe

Effects of botanical composition, soil origin and composition on mineral concentrations in dry season pastures in western Kenya

The distribution of trace and major elements in Kenyan soil profiles and implications for wildlife nutrition

Formation of cave salts and utilization by elephants in the Mount Elgon Region, Kenya

Biogeochemistry and metal biology

Groundwater geochemistry and health: an overview

Biogeochemical factors affecting groundwater quality in central Tanzania

Water quality and dental health in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka

The environmental geochemistry of aluminium in tropical terrains and its implications to health

Sources and pathways of arsenic in the geochemical environment: health implications

Mobility of arsenic in groundwater in the Obuasi gold-mining area of Ghana: some implications for human health 

Environmental impact of mining and smelting industries in Poland

Lacustrine sediment geochemistry as a tool in retrospective environmental impact assessment of mining and urban development in tropical environments: examples from Papua New Guinea 

Geochemistry of iodine in relation to iodine deficiency diseases

Iodine in the environment and endemic goitre in Sri Lanka

Clinical and epidemiological correlates of iodine deficiency disorders

The protective role of trace elements in preventing aflatoxin induced damage: a review

Preliminary studies of acid and gas contamination at Poas volcano, Costa Rica

Kriging: a method of estimation for environmental and rare disease data

A review of the geochemical factors linked to Podoconiosis


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