Hyperkeratosis, skeletal flourisis, Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN), geophagia?
What is the relationship of these diseases to geology?
How does the geological environment affect the health and well being of people?
Join the Pardee Symposium on Medical Geology to find answers to these important questions. The emerging field of medical geology deals with the impacts of geologic materials and processes on human and animal health. Leading experts from federal agencies and academia have been invited to discuss their latest research findings at this timely symposium.
Photo: An advanced case of hyperkeratosis leading to cancer of the hand (that had to be amputated). Photo courtesy: R.B. Finkelman, USGS.
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