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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.

Radon
Groundwater pollution
Mine closure
Medical Geology 

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/events/Pages/IGRM-2024.aspxIrish Geoscience Research Meeting 2024Arts Millenium Building, University of Galway2024-03-01T18:00:00.0000000Z2024-03-03T16:00:00.0000000Z
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/events/Pages/Terra-Soil-Final-Conference.aspxTerra Soil Final ConferenceAshtown Research Centre2024-04-12T08:30:00.0000000Z2024-04-12T12:00:00.0000000Z

The Tellus and Groundwater programmes are involved in projects evaluating geological components which can potential affect our health. 

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/EPA-announces-funding-of-€14-3m-for-new-research-to-address-climate-and-environmental-challenges.aspxEPA announces funding of €14.3m for new research to address climate and environmental challenges14/02/2024 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Tellus-Soil-Sampling-Teams-Begin-Urban-Geochemical-Sampling.aspxTellus Soil Sampling Teams Begin Urban Geochemical Sampling07/02/2024 00:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/New-article-in-J--of-Environemal-Psychology.aspxNew paper in the Journal of Environmental Psychology24/01/2024 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Analysing-the-Geochemistry-of-Ireland's-Peatlands-using-Tellus-Geochemical-Data.aspxAnalysing the Geochemistry of Ireland's Peatlands using Tellus Geochemical Data11/07/2023 23:00:00