Volume 9, Number 1 (1982)
Applied Quaternary Geology Symposium

Quaternary Geology and Environmental Health

James R. Kramer
Department of Geology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Published 1982-03-03

How to Cite

Kramer, J. R. (1982). Quaternary Geology and Environmental Health. Geoscience Canada, 9(1). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/GC/article/view/3289


This discussion considers two aspects of environmental health and Quaternary geology. One aspect considers the inhalation of dusts derived from unconsolidated sediments, and the other aspect considers ingestion and the "waterfactor". Both of these aspects of environmental health require mineralogical and geochemical information regarding Quaternary sediments, and most often there are little data available.