Medical Geology: Linking Environment and Human Health


Edited by Xinbin Feng, Diego Fridman, Jose Centeno, Aihua Zhang

Last update 17 May 2021


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 characterise the properties of geological processes and agents, the dispersal of geological material and their effects on human populations. The International Conference on Medical Geology 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. Science of the Total Environment is an international multi-disciplinary journal for publicize Scientific Research into the Environment and its Relationship with Humankind. To exhibit the recent progress on medical geology and develop the role of medical geology on environmental research, we organized special issue in the journal of "Science of the Total Environment". The theme is "Medical Geology: Linking Environment and Human Health".