Earth and its materials have affected human health for thousands of years. Recent events have put the spotlight on the evolving field of medical geology, and earth scientists are key players.
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Dust in America
When drought hits the Sahara, the number of
asthma attacks increases on some Caribbean islands. Armed with remote sensing images that track global movement of dust storms, researchers are investigating links between dust and human health.
Joseph M. Prospero
Materials and Public Health
Not all earth materials are friendly to humans. Here we look at the current status of some infamous culprits and some emerging problems.
Arsenic in Groundwater
The USGS last year released findings on arsenic in groundwater. When policy-makers begin to act on these data, scientists find that presentation can make all the difference.
Planning for a Crowded Pacific Rim
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GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION A
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