IEHSC International Webinar Series

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Identification of a safe and sustainable source of drinking water is still a global challenge, forcing a large population to continue depending on unsafe sources. The causes of such challenges include the spatial uncertainty in the occurrence of the possible contaminants and the tools used to characterize them during the data collection and analysis stage. The spatial uncertainty is a result of the variability of such contaminants which affects decision-making at various scales. In this webinar, Drs Julian Ijumulana (Tanzania) and Prosun Bhattacharya (Sweden) will present the holistic approach that integrates Quantum Geographic Information Systems (QGIS) and other GIS software and tools to handle the spatial uncertainty in the measured fluoride concentrations in drinking water. The case study considered in this webinar includes the three administrative regions in northern Tanzania within the East African Rift Valley (EARV).  You are all invited to listen to this webinar using the links provided.  The webinar is free of costs.


Webinar: Landscape photography for health and wellbeing during the pandemic



Prof. Chaosheng Zhang, Persnal Professor of Geography
Director, International Network for Environment and Health (INEH)
School of Geography, Archaeology & Irish Studies
National University of Ireland, Galway

Topic: Landscape photography for health and wellbeing during the pandemic

Time: Dec 18, 2021 (Saturday), 13:00 Dublin


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Sleeping volcanes, awaking health issues: the hazardous effects of hydrothermal emissions on the respiratory system




As we continue developing the International Invited Speaker Seminar Series sponsored by the IEHSC Consortium and IMGA, We are pleased to welcome Dr. Patricia Ventura Garcia as our second speaker in this series.

Patricia is a professor of ecotoxicology, environmental health, histology and entomology at the University of Azores, Department of Biology. She has served as Head of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at University of Azores (2016-2019), and is currently the Leader (2014-) of Island Environmental Risks & Society (IERS) group of the FCT research Centre for Ecology Evolution and Environmental Changes and Deputy Director of the Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of Azores (2015-). Patricia’s research has covered the areas of ecotoxicological effects of natural pollutants (vulcanogenic pollutants) and anthropogenic pollutants (e.g., agrochemicals, air pollutants emissions) on human population and other organisms (aquatic and terrestrial) on agroecosystems. Currently, Patricia’s research is driven by two main objectives: i) to evaluate the ecotoxicological impacts of agricultural management in volcanic islands; and, ii) to assess the environmental and human health risks in volcanically active environments.

Patricia will be presenting on December 17, 2021 at 10:00am (US and Canada Eastern time). We have set aside 2 hours for our Invited Seminar series, with one hour for the presentation and half-hour for questions and comments.

Recent Progress on Medical Geology


Edited by Xinbin Feng, Ping Li, Nelly Manay 

Last update 22 December 2020


Medical Geology is defined as the science dealing with the relationship between geological factors and health problems in humans, animals and plants. The International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) aims to provide a network and a forum to characterize the properties of geological processes and agents, the dispersal of geological material and their effects on human populations. MEDGEO series conferences are held by IMGA once every two years, and the 8th International Conference on Medical Geology is held in Guiyang, China, during August 12–15, 2019. This special issue focuses on the various studies on medical geology. Potential topics include, but not limited to environmental geochemistry and human health, water and human health, soil pollution and remediation, atmosphere pollution and human health. Studies associated with analytical methodology, medical geology in toxicology and epidemiology, medical geology, public health and regulatory sciences are also welcome.