Your Support Needed for New GSA Geomedicine Division

The term “geomedicine,” first used in the mid-1900s, is now defined as the influence of geofactors on causes and distribution of compromised health in both modern and ancient humans and animals. Growing concern about health problems linked to burgeoning effects of geofactors justifies the creation of a GSA Geomedicine Division. The proposed new GSA Division will be concerned with applications of medical geology, medical geography, environmental medicine, and other fields that address environmentally caused health problems.

To form the Geomedicine Division, we need the support of 100 GSA members and approval by GSA Council. Please consult the Annual Meeting Program for time and location of our organizational meeting in Denver. You may belong to multiple GSA divisions, and your participation may be active or passive. Please send an e-mail of support to

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