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Introduction to Medical Geology

  • Authors
  • C. B. Dissanayake
  • Rohana Chandrajith

Part of the Erlangen Earth Conference Series book series (ERLANGEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 1-18
  3. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 19-45
  4. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 47-58
  5. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 59-97
  6. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 99-137
  7. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 139-155
  8. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 157-189
  9. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 191-204
  10. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 205-222
  11. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 223-235
  12. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 237-250
  13. C.B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
    Pages 251-257
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 1-38

About this book

Introduction

Over two billion people live in tropical lands. Most of them live in intimate contact with the immediate geological environment, obtaining their food and water directly from it. The unique geochemistry of these tropical environments have a marked influence on their health, giving rise to diseases that affect millions of people. The origin of these diseases is geologic as exemplified by dental and skeletal fluorosis, iodine deficiency disorders, trace element imbalances to name a few. This book, one of the first of its kind, serves as an excellent introduction to the emerging discipline of Medical Geology.

Keywords

Human Health Medical Geology Tropical Environments assessment geochemistry

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