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Environmental Health

Environmental Health

"If you want to learn about the health of a population, look at the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the places where they live." Hippocrates, 5th Century BC.

We are constantly interacting with the environment around us, from the air we breath to the water we drink to the food we eat.  These environmental interactions can affect our health, our quality of life and our lifespan. By studying the environment around us we can identify these risks and make moves to prevent any adverse effects on our health.

The geology of the area we live in is one of these environmental factors. Studying the type of rock an area is built on can give some indication of potential health risks such as radiation, studying natural aquifers can protect the quality of the water we drink and by examining soil samples we can identify any mineral deficiencies that may affect food chains in certain areas.  The more we know about our environment the more we can do to keep ourselves healthy.

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Medical Geology School of Earth Sciences virtual seminar with Prof. Julia Steinberger from University of LausannOnline2021-10-20T12:00:00.0000000Z2021-10-20T13:00:00.0000000Z Michaelmas Term Seminars (Department of Geology) with Nele MecklerOnline2021-10-22T12:00:00.0000000Z2021-10-22T13:00:00.0000000Z

The Tellus and Groundwater programmes are involved in projects evaluating geological components which can potential affect our health. CHERISH Project: Climate Change and Coastal Heritage exhibition in Rush Library30/09/2021 23:00:00 to Earth - Exploring Ireland's Geology. New geology exhibition opened on 27 September 2021. 26/09/2021 23:00:00 Note No3 Radon13/10/2021 23:00:00 Note No1 Geoscience Information on Soil and Subsoil03/06/2021 23:00:00