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Geologic Materials and Processes and How They Impact Human Health

Syed E. Hasan
Topic: Medical Geology; Geology and Health
Course Type:intro upper level

Description

Learn how geologic processes result in incidence of disease and sickness; explore the link between cardiovascular diseases and water quality; mercury exposure and Minimata disease, radon and lung cancer, etc.

Goals

Understand the geologic cycles and how they are responsible for concentration and dispersion of chemical elements and/or compounds in the environment–water, soil and air.

Assessment

Classroom discussions; tests; written project report and oral presentations

References

Book: Selinus, O (ed.), "Medical Geology ," Elsevier
Web: www.imga.org

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