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Essentials of Medical Geology

Revised Edition

Editors: Olle Selinus

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

2013, Springer Netherlands


Medical Geochemistry

Geological Materials and Health

Censi, Paolo; Darrah, Thomas; Erel, Yigal (Eds.)

2013, VIII, 194 p. 58 illus., 27 illus. in color.

Members of IMGA contribute with chapters


Medical Geology - A Regional Synthesis

2010. Editors: O. Selinus, R.B. Finkelman, J.A Centeno
Springer Science+Business Media

Series: International Year of Planet Earth

  • Gives a detailed global overview of the effects of our natural environment to our health
  • A truly interdisciplinary study written by geoscientists and medical scientists
  • Acts as a complement to the award-winning Essentials of Medical Geology

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Man and the Geosphere

2010. Editor: I.V. Florinsky
Nova Science Publishers, New York

Series: Earth Science in the 21st Century

Humankind is under the permanent influence of the geological environment. Roles of some geological biotropic factors, such as volcanic explosions, strong earthquakes, and geochemical anomalies, have been well studied. Little is known about biotropic effects of the Earth’s fluid degassing, geomagnetic activity, natural background radiation, fluid migration and gas emission within fault zones, mild seismicity, cyclicity of tectonic and climatic processes, etc. This book is the first attempt to synthesize the interdisciplinary knowledge on all geogenic factors influencing humans, society, and civilization.

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Introduction to Medical Geology

2009. Editors:  C.B. Dissanayake and R. Chandrajith
Springer Science+Business Media

Series: Erlangen Earth Conference Series

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.

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Earth Materials and Health - Research Priorities for Earth Science and Public Health.

2007. National Research Council and Institute of Medicine
National Academies Press

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Essentials of Medical Geology - Impacts of the Natural Environment on Public Health

2005. Editors: O. Selinus, B. Alloway, J. A. Centeno, R. B. Finkelman, R. Fuge, U. Lindh, P. Smedley

" This is a fascinating reference work that will inevitably find its way into earth sciences classrooms, but also will appeal to a wider readership, including public health scientists and decision makers. Anyone looking to explore the field of medical geology will be captivated by the contents of this publication." -


  1. Choice Outstanding Academic Titles
  2. 2005 Awards for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing - Geology/Geography
  3. British Medical Association: "Highly Commended" in the Public Health category
  4. Prix D'Excellence Pour Les Sciences de La Terre

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Essentials of Medical Geology - Impacts of the Natural Environment on Public Health

2005. Editors: O. Selinus, B. Alloway, J. A. Centeno, R. B. Finkelman, R. Fuge, U. Lindh, P. Smedley

Chinese translation


Medical Geology, Volume 2: Effects of Geological Environments on Human Health

2004. Editor:  Miomir M. Komatina

Series: Developments in Earth and Environmental Sciences 

The main objective of the book Medical Geology: Effects of Geological Environments on Human Health is to show how the geological environment affects human health and to explore preventative methods for improvement.

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Geology and Health - Closing the Gap

2003. Editors: H.C. W. Skinner, A. R. Berger
Oxford University Press

Geology and Health is an integration of papers from geo-bio-chemical scientists on health issues of concern to humankind worldwide, demonstrating how the health and well-being of populations now and in the future can benefit through coordinated scientific efforts. International examples on dusts, coal, arsenic, fluorine, lead, mercury, and water borne chemicals, that lead to health effects are documented and explored. They were selected to illustrate how hazards and potential hazards may be from natural materials and processes and how anthropomorphic changes may have contributed to disease and debilitation instead of solutions.

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Environmental Medicine

Editor: L. Möller

Karolinska Instituet/Prevent

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