Medical Geochemistry

Geological Materials and Health

Editors: Censi, Paolo, Darrah, Thomas, Erel, Yigal (Eds.)

  • Medical Geochemistry is a new branch of Earth Science which borrows methods and approaches from basic geochemical science and applies them evaluating interactions between the environment and geology and humans (e.g. bone, gastric, lung and dermatological)
  • Gives a comprehensive and focused approach with respect to applying geochemical techniques 
  • Reviews expertise on the geochemical methods used to understand the relationships that occur between human health and environment
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About this book

This book includes a collection of chapters illustrating the application of geochemical methods to investigate the interactions between geological materials and fluids with humans. Examples include the incorporation and human health effects of inhaling lithogenic materials, the reactivity of biological fluids with geological materials, and the impact on nascent biomineral formation. Biomineralization is investigated in terms of mineralogy, morphology, bone chemistry, and pathological significance with a focus on the health impacts of "foreign" geological/environmental trace element incorporation. One of the contribution is devoted to particulate matter, the presence of metals and metalloids in the environment, and the possibility of using human hair as a biomarker between environmental/geological exposure and human bioincorporation. Other chapters focus on the last advances on the analytical methods and instrumentational approaches to investigating the chemistry of biological fluids and tissues.

About the authors

Dr. Paolo Censi is an Associate Professor at the University of Palermo, Italy, where he is specialized in Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen isotope geochemistry of various rocks and in environmental investigations on meteoric water systems via isotopic and trace element studies.
Dr. Thomas Darrah is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA. He is specialized in the impact of metals in human bodies, like for example the metallomic impacts of metals in bone.
Prof. Yigal Erel is working at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is specialist of the influence of metals in the environment.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Using the Trace Element Contents in Bronchoalveolar Lavages to Probe the Human Exposure to Inhaled Particulates

    Censi, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Geochemistry and Biochemistry: Insights into the Fate and Transport of Pt-Based Chemotherapy Drugs

    Hannigan, Robyn E. (et al.)

    Pages 19-29

  • Atmospheric Particulate Matter (PM) in the Middle East: Toxicity, Trans-boundary Transport, and Influence of Synoptic Conditions

    Erel, Yigal (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • Reaction Path Modeling: Theoretical Aspects and Applications

    Marini, L.

    Pages 47-66

  • An Observation on the Composition of Urinary Calculi: Environmental Influence

    Giannossi, Maria Luigia (et al.)

    Pages 67-90

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Geochemistry
Book Subtitle
Geological Materials and Health
Editors
  • Paolo Censi
  • Thomas Darrah
  • Yigal Erel
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4372-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4372-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4371-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9636-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 194
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