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Medical geology in the framework of the sustainable development goals

Bundschuh, Jochen; Maity, Jyoti Prakash; Mushtaq, Shahbaz; Vithanage, Meththika; Seneweera, Saman; Schneider, Jerusa; Bhattacharya, Prosun; Khan, Nasreen Islam; Hamawand, Ihsan; Guilherme, Luiz R.G; Reardon-Smith, Kathryn

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Exposure to geogenic contaminants (GCs) such as metal(loid)s, radioactive metals and isotopes as well as transuraniums occurring naturally in geogenic sources (rocks, minerals) can negatively impact on environmental and human health. The GCs are released into the environment by natural biogeochemical processes within the near-surface environments and/or by anthropogenic activities such as mining and hydrocarbon exploitation as well as exploitation of geothermal resources. They can contaminate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/243244
Source: Science of the Total Environment
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.208

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