Environmental Geochemistry and Health: Report to the Royal Society's British National Committee for Problems of the Environment / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789027718792
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 2/28/1985
  • Series: GeoJournal Library Series, #2
  • Edition description: 1985
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 1.1. Origins and Remit.- 1.2. Actions Taken.- 1.3. Royal Society Working Party on Environmental Geochemistry and Health.- 2. Principles Of Environmental Geochemistry.- 2.1. Summary.- 2.2. Introduction.- 2.3. The Distribution of Elements in Rocks and some Geochemical Associations.- 2.4. Redistribution of Chemical Elements by Weathering.- 2.5. Chemical Elements in the Surface Environment and Factors Influencing Redistribution.- 2.6. Uranium and Daughters.- 2.7. Regional Geochemical Maps.- 2.8. Regional Geochemistry of Britain.- 2.9. Trace Elements in Soils.- 2.10. Metal Pollution.- 2.11. References.- 3. Plant-Soil Processes.- 3.1. Summary.- 3.2. Introduction.- 3.3. Major Elements N, P, K, Ca, and Mg.- 3.4. Other Elements.- 3.5. The Availability of Elements: Plant Factors.- 3.6. The Availability of Elements in the Soil: Soil Factors.- 3.7. The Root-Soil System.- 3.8. Practical Crop Problems in Britain.- 3.9. The Availability and Need for Soil Information Relating to Geochemistry.- 3.10. References.- 4. Geochemistry And Animal Health.- 4.1. Summary.- 4.2. Introduction.- 4.3. Inorganic Element Deficiency Diseases.- 4.4. Inorganic Element Toxicity.- 4.5. Dietary Requirements.- 4.6. Factors Modifying the Response of Animals to their Geochemical Environment.- 4.7. Prediction of the Risks of Deficiency or Toxicity from Geochemical Survey Data.- 4.8. The Influence of Geochemical Anomalies upon Animal Health: An Appraisal of Field Evidence.- 4.9. Conclusions.- 4.10. References.- 4.11. Appendix: Relations between the Distribution of High-Mo Geochemical Anomalies and of Cu Deficiency in Cattle in Caithness, N.E. Sutherland.- 5. Geochemistry And Human Health.- 5.1. Summary.- 5.2. Introduction.- 5.3. Iodine and Fluorine.- 5.4. Cardiovascular Disease.- 5.5. Calcium, Magnesium, and Sodium.- 5.6. Cancers and Geochemistry.- 5.7. Multiple Sclerosis and Geochemistry.- 5.8. Anomalous Geochemical Areas.- 5.9. Trace Elements and Health.- 5.10. Blood Levels of Trace Elements.- 5.11. References.- 6. Conclusions.- 7. Recommendations.
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