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 

 

 

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

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Tellus-on-RTE1-10-Things-To-Know.aspxTellus on RTE1 10 Things To Know About...13/11/2017 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Tellus-Geochemistry-survey-commencement-in-the-West-and-Midlands-of-Ireland.aspxTellus to ‘dig deep’ into the geology of the West and Midlands of Ireland23/07/2017 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/Logistic-regression-model-for-detecting-radon-prone-areas-in-Ireland----Science-of-the-Total-Environment.aspxLogistic regression model for detecting radon prone areas in Ireland. 01/12/2017 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/Field-Notes-Volume-1-No-1.aspxField Notes Volume 1 No.101/08/2017 23:00:00