2013

Essentials of Medical Geology

Revised Edition

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4374-8 (Print) 978-94-007-4375-5 (Online)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

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    Pages 1-13

    Medical Geology: Perspectives and Prospects

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    Pages 15-32

    Public Health and Geological Processes: An Overview of a Fundamental Relationship

  4. Environmental Biology

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      Pages 33-34

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      Pages 35-57

      Natural Distribution and Abundance of Elements

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      Pages 59-74

      Anthropogenic Sources

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      Pages 75-99

      Uptake of Elements from a Chemical Point of View

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      Pages 101-127

      Uptake of Elements from a Biological Point of View

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      Pages 129-177

      Biological Functions of the Elements

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      Pages 179-194

      Geological Impacts on Nutrition

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      Pages 195-214

      Biological Responses of Elements

  5. Pathways and Exposure

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      Pages 215-216

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      Pages 217-238

      Volcanic Emissions and Health

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      Pages 239-277

      Radon in Air and Water

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      Pages 279-310

      Arsenic in Groundwater and the Environment

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      Pages 311-336

      Fluoride in Natural Waters

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      Pages 337-350

      Water Hardness and Health Effects

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      Pages 351-373

      Bioavailability of Elements in Soil

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      Pages 375-416

      Selenium Deficiency and Toxicity in the Environment

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      Pages 417-432

      Soils and Iodine Deficiency

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      Pages 433-454

      Geophagy and the Involuntary Ingestion of Soil

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      Pages 455-475

      Natural Aerosolic Mineral Dusts and Human Health

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      Pages 477-504

      The Ecology of Soil-Borne Human Pathogens

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