Dr Phil Weinstein

Co-Chair (Medical Sciences), International Medical Geology Association

School of Population Health
University of Queensland
Herston Road
Queensland 4006
+61 7 3365 5345
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Relevant Publications


Weinstein, P., and Patel, A. (1997) ‘The Mount Ruapehu eruption 1996: a review of potential health effects’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 21, 773-8.

Hickling, J., Clements, M., Weinstein, P., and Woodward A. (1999) ‘Acute health effects of the Mt. Ruapehu (New Zealand) volcanic eruption of June 1996’, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 9, 97-107.

Johnston, D., Dolan, L., Becker, J., Alloway, B. and Weinstein, P. (2001) Review of the disposal of volcanic ash. Report to Auckland Regional Council. Wellington, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences 55pp.

Weinstein, P., Pearce, E., and Johnston, D.M. (2001) “Earth, fire, water - and fluoride!” In Cities on Volcanoes 2 Abstracts, Auckland, New Zealand, 12-16 February 2001. Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Wellington, Wellington, p.123.

Weinstein, P., and Cook, A. (2002) ‘Human health impacts of volcanic eruptions’ Histopathology, 41(Supp.2), 329-333.

Cook, A. G., Weinstein, P., & Centeno, J. A. (2005) ‘Health effects of natural dust’, Biological Trace Element Research, 103(1), 1-15.

Selinus, O. & Weinstein, P. (2010) ‘Eyjafjallajokull 2010: Health effects of the volcanic eruption’, Geologiskt Forum, 67(17), 18-19.

Cook, A., & Weinstein, P. (2011) ‘Volcanic and Geothermal Processes: Health effects’, Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, 664-671.

Weinstein, P., Horwell, C. J. & Cook, A. (2013) ‘Volcanic emissions and health’, Essentials of Medical Geology, Springer Netherlands, 217-238. 



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Download our pamphlets on preparing for ashfall and on the health hazards of ash. They are designed for mass distribution at the onset of new eruptions. They are now avaiable in English, Japanese, French Spanish, Portuguese, Swahili, Indonesian and Icelandic with Italian versions being available shortly. Please see our Pamphlets page for further infomation.





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