2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 139
Sunday, 5 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

T203. Geology and Health Issues in Texas, Mexico, and Beyond

GSA Geology and Health Division; Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies


Robert B. Finkelman and Suzette A. Morman, Advocates
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Start Time
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:15 AM
Geology and Health In Texas: An Overview
FINKELMAN, Robert B., Dept. of Geosciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, bobf@utdallas.edu, bobf@utdallas.edu
8:30 AM
Fluorosis: A Case Study from Talupula, Andhra Pradesh, India
ARVETI, Nagaraju, Geology, Sree Venkateswara University, Chandragiri Road, Tirupati, 517 502, India, SARMA, M.R.S., District Water Management Agency, India, AITKENHEAD-PETERSON, Jacqueline Ann, Department of Soil and Crop Science, Texas A&M University, 620 Heep Center, 2474 TAMU, College Station, TX TX 77843 and ARVETI, Swathi, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA PA 19122, arveti@yahoo.com, arveti@yahoo.com
8:45 AM
Health Impacts of Coal-Derived Organic Substances in Drinking Water Supplies
OREM, William H.1, TATU, Calin A.2, PAVLOVIC, Nikola3, BUNNELL, Joseph4, LERCH, Harry4, CORUM, Margo4 and BATES, Anne4, (1)US Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192, (2)U.S. Geological Surv, County Hospital, Str. Oglinzilor Nr. 5 Sc. A Ap. 1, RO-1900, Timisoara, Romania, (3)Institute of Biomedical Research, Medical Faculty, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia and Montenegro, (4)U.S. Geol Survey, 956 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, borem@usgs.gov, borem@usgs.gov
9:00 AM
Does the Geology of Seleniun Bioavailability Contribute to the Emergence of Viral Infectious Diseases
HARTHILL, Michalann, GHI, Inc, P.O. Box 3523, Frederick, MD 21705, mharthill@gmail.com, mharthill@gmail.com
9:15 AM
Investigation of a Potential Mineral-Based Disease Control Agent
DE LANOY, James T., SCHNEIDER, Analise and KREKELER, Mark P.S., Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, jdelanoy@gmu.edu, jdelanoy@gmu.edu
9:30 AM
Spatial Distribution of Arsenic and Antimony Levels in Manadas Creek, An Urban Tributary of the Rio Grande in Laredo, Texas
BAEZA, Marcia1, REN, Jianhong2, KRISHNAMURTHY, Sushma3 and VAUGHAN, Tom3, (1)Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, 700 University Blvd. MSC 213, Kingsville, TX 78363, (2)Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 700 University Blvd, Kingsville, TX 78363, (3)Department of Biology and Chemistry, Texas A&M International University, 5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041, ksmab21@tamuk.edu, ksmab21@tamuk.edu
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
Status of the Study of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs)
HASAN, Syed E., Geosciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499, hasans@umkc.edu, hasans@umkc.edu
10:15 AM
Deep Geologic Isolation of An Emerging Issue
REMPE, Norbert T., 1403 N. Country Club Cir, Carlsbad, NM 88220, rempent@yahoo.com, rempent@yahoo.com
10:30 AM
Nutrients, Caffeine, DEET, Fecal Sterols, and Triclosan in the Blue River Basin, Metropolitan Kansas City, USA, 1998 to 2007
WILKISON, Donald H., ARMSTRONG, Daniel J. and HAMPTON, Sarah A., U.S. Geological Survey-WRD, Missouri Water Science Center - Kansas City, 401 NW Capital Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64086, wilkison@usgs.gov, wilkison@usgs.gov
10:45 AM
GIS Applications to Exposure Assessment of Airborne Crystalline Silica (Quartz) and Its Health Impacts in Mohammad and Malakand Agency, Northern Pakistan
JEHAN, Noor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, 25120, Pakistan, AHMAD, Irshad, NCE in Geology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, 25120, Pakistan and KHAN, Shuhab, Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, noorjpk1984@yahoo.com, noorjpk1984@yahoo.com
11:00 AM
The Effect of Iraqi PM and Cigarette Smoke on the Pathogenesis of Acute Airway Inflammation and Airway Hyper-Responsiveness In Rats
OLABISI, Ayodele1, WAGNER, Dean1, WONG, Brain2, WEESE, Coleen3, SHEEHY, James3, DORMAN, David4, LYLES, Mark5, CHAPMAN, Gail D.1, GUNASEKAR, Palur G.1 and MOSS, Owen2, (1)Naval Health Research Center Det. Environmental Health Effects Laboratory, 2729 R Street, Area B, Bldg 837, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433, (2)The Hamner Institute, 6 Davis Dr, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, (3)U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010, (4)College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27606, (5)Center for Naval Warfare Studies, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Drive, Newport, RI 02822, Dean.wagner@wpafb.af.mil, Dean.wagner@wpafb.af.mil
11:15 AM
Acute Effects of Oral Exposure to Middle East PM 10 Dust on Systemic Parameters in Laboratory Mouse (Mus musculus)
GUNASEKAR, Palur G.1, WAGNER, Dean1, OLABISI, Ayodele1, MOKASHI, Vishwesh1, CARSON, Dan1, BABCOCK, George2 and CHAPMAN, Gail1, (1)Naval Health Research Center Det. Environmental Health Effects Laboratory, 2729 R Street, Area B, Bldg. 837, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433, (2)Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, 231 Albert B. Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267, palur.gunasekar@wpafb.af.mil, palur.gunasekar@wpafb.af.mil
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