The emerging field of medical geology in brief: Some examples

Brenda J. Buck, Sandra C. Londono, Brett T. McLaurin, Rodney Metcalf, Hassina Mouri, Olle Selinus, Refilwe Shelembe

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Emerging medical problems present medical practitioners with many difficult challenges. Emergent disciplines may offer the medical community new opportunities to address a range of these diseases. One such emerging discipline is medical geology, a science that is dealing with the influence of natural environmental factors on the geographical distribution of health in humans and animals. It involves the study of the processes and causes of diseases and also the use research findings to present solutions to health problems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number449
JournalEnvironmental Earth Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Pollution
  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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