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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 1963-1969; doi:10.3390/ijerph7051963
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Developing Medical Geology in Uruguay: A Review

Received: 7 January 2009 / Revised: 11 February 2010 / Accepted: 12 February 2010 / Published: 28 April 2010
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Abstract

Several disciplines like Environmental Toxicology, Epidemiology, Public Health and Geology have been the basis of the development of Medical Geology in Uruguay during the last decade. The knowledge and performance in environmental and health issues have been improved by joining similar aims research teams and experts from different institutions to face environmental problems dealing with the population’s exposure to metals and metalloids and their health impacts. Some of the Uruguayan Medical Geology examples are reviewed focusing on their multidisciplinary approach: Lead pollution and exposed children, selenium in critically ill patients, copper deficiency in cattle and arsenic risk assessment in ground water. Future actions are also presented.
Keywords: Uruguay; medical geology; lead; arsenic; selenium; copper Uruguay; medical geology; lead; arsenic; selenium; copper
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