Geophagy and the involuntary ingestion of soil

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dc.contributor.author Abrahams, Peter W.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-17T16:52:23Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-17T16:52:23Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Abrahams , P W 2005 , ' Geophagy and the involuntary ingestion of soil ' . in Essentials of Medical Geology: impacts of the Natural Environment on Public Health . Elsevier , pp. 435-458 . en
dc.identifier.isbn 0-12-636341-2
dc.identifier.other PURE: 96619
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1761
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1761
dc.identifier.uri http://www.elsevierdirect.com/product.jsp?lid=0&iid=5&sid=0&isbn=0126363412 en
dc.description Abrahams, Peter, 'Geophagy and the involuntary ingestion of soil', In: 'Essentials of Medical Geology: impacts of the Natural Environment on Public Health', (Academic Press) pp.435-458, 2005 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract This authoritative reference volume emphasizes the importance and interrelationships of geological processes to the health and diseases of humans and animals. Its accessible format fosters better communication between the health and geoscience communities by elucidating the geologic origins and flow of toxic elements in the environment that lead to human exposure through the consumption of food and water. For example, problems of excess intake from drinking water have been encountered for several inorganic compounds, including fluoride in Africa and India; arsenic in certain areas of Argentina, Chile, and Taiwan; selenium in seleniferous areas in the U.S., Venezuela, and China; and nitrate in agricultural areas with heavy use of fertilizers. Environmental influences on vector borne diseases and stormflow water quality influences are also featured. Numerous examples of the environmental influences on human health from across the globe are also presented and discussed in this volume. en
dc.format.extent 24 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Essentials of Medical Geology: impacts of the Natural Environment on Public Health en
dc.title Geophagy and the involuntary ingestion of soil en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book chapter en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Other IGES Research en


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