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.

Groundwater pollution
Mine closure
Medical Geology 



https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/events/Pages/Girls_into_Geoscience.aspxGirls into Geoscience Ireland 2019O'Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin, Stillorgan Road, Dublin 42019-11-16T09:00:00.0000000Z2019-11-16T16:00:00.0000000Z
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/events/Pages/IAH-TDM-Examples-of-karst-hydrogeology-in-Ireland.aspx'Examples of karst hydrogeology in Ireland' by Philip Schuler (TCD)Lecture Theatre, Geological Survey Ireland, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 42019-12-03T17:30:00.0000000Z2019-12-03T19:30:00.0000000Z

​Related programme​​​​s include Tellus, Groundwater, Minerals + links to relevant pages



https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Geoscience-2019.aspxGeoscience 2019 - Geoscience for Climate Action08/11/2019 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/RFT_for_Geopark_manager_and_geologists_JoyceCountryWesternLakes.aspxRFT for Geopark manager and geologists for Joyce Country & Western Lakes aspiring Geopark20/10/2019 23:00:00



https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/Dublin-City-Geo-Environmental-Challenges-as-addressed-by-Geological-Survey-Ireland.aspxDublin City Geo-Environmental Challenges as addressed by Geological Survey Ireland10/07/2019 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/Groundwater-Newsletter-Issue-58-June-2019.aspxGroundwater Newsletter Issue 58 June 201927/06/2019 23:00:00