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Volcanic soils

Benke, R. R., Hooper, D. M., Durham, J. S., Bannon, D. R., Compton, K. L., Necsoiu, M. & McGinnis, R. N., JR. (2009) ‘Measurement of airborne particle concentrations near the Sunset Crater volcano, Arizona’, Health Phys, 96, 97-117.

Cicchella, D., De Vivo, B. & Lima, A. (2005) ‘Background and baseline concentration values of elements harmful to human health in the volcanic soils of the metropolitan and provincial areas of Napoli (Italy)’, Geochemistry-Exploration Environment Analysis, 5, 29-40.

Davies, T. C. (2008) ‘Environmental health impacts of east African Rift volcanism’, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 30, 325-338.

Floor, G.H., Calabrese, S., Roman-Ross, G., D’Alessandro, W., & Aiuppa, A. (2011) ‘Selenium mobilization in soils due to volcanic derived acid rain: An example from Mt Etna volcano, Sicily’, Chemical Geology, 289, 235-244.

Onal, M., Kahraman, S. & Sarikaya, Y. (2007) ‘Differentiation of alpha-cristobalite from opals in bentonites from Turkey’, Applied Clay Science, 35, 25-30.

Pacua, C., Charnock, J., Polya, D. A., Sato, T., Yokoyama, S. & Minato, M. (2005) ‘Arsenic-bearing smectite from the geothermal environment’, Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 897-906.

Pelser, C., Dazzi, C., Graubard, B. I., Lauria, C., Vitale, F. & Goedert, J. J. (2009) ‘Risk of classic Kaposi sarcoma with residential exposure to volcanic and related soils in Sicily’, Ann Epidemiol, 19, 597-601.

Sempertegui, F., Estrella, B., Vallejo, W., Tapia, L., Herrera, D., Moscoso, F., Ceron, G., Griffiths, J. K. & Hamer, D. H. (2003) ‘Selenium serum concentrations in malnourished Ecuadorian children: A case- control study’, International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 73, 181-186.

Fibrous volcanogenic deposits

Andreozzi, G. B., Ballirano, P., Gianfagna, A., Mazziotti-Tagliani, S. & Pacella, A. (2009) ‘Structural and spectroscopic characterization of a suite of fibrous amphiboles with high environmental and health relevance from Biancavilla (Sicily, Italy)’, American Mineralogist, 94, 1333-1340.

Biggeri, A., Pasetto, R., Belli, S., Bruno, C., Di Maria, G., Mastrantonio, M., Trinca, S., Uccelli, R. & Comba, P. (2004) ‘Mortality from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pleural mesothelioma in an area contaminated by natural fiber (fluoro-edenite)’, Scand J Work Environ Health, 30, 249-52.

Bruno, C., Comba, P. & Zona, A. (2006) ‘Adverse health effects of fluoro-edenitic fibers - Epidemiological evidence and public health priorities, Living in a Chemical World: Framing the Future in Light of the Past, 1076, 778-783.

Cernigliaro, A., Fano, V., Addario, S. P., Caruso, S., Pennisi, P., Forastiere, F., Perucci, C. A., Comba, P. & Scondotto, S. (2006) ‘Mortality and hospital discharges in the population of Biancavilla (Sicily) contaminated by natural fibres’, Epidemiol Prev, 30, 227-31.

Emri, S., Demir, A., Dogan, M., Akay, H., Bozkurt, B., Carbone, M. & Baris, I. (2002) ‘Lung diseases due to environmental exposures to erionite and asbestos in Turkey’, Toxicol Lett, 127, 251-7.

Gianfagna, A., Andreozzi, G. B., Ballirano, P. & Mazziotti-Tagliani, S. (2007) ‘Structural and chemical contrasts between prismatic and fibrous fluoro-edenite from Biancavilla, Sicily, Italy’, Canadian Mineralogist, 45, 249-262.

Kadir, S., Onen-Hall, A. P., Aydin, S. N., Yakicier, C., Akarsu, N. & Tuncer, M. (2008) ‘Environmental effect and genetic influence: a regional cancer predisposition survey in the Zonguldak region of Northwest Turkey’, Environmental Geology, 54, 391-409.

Manna, P. & Comba, P. (2001) ’Communicating with health authorities and the public about asbestos risk in Biancavilla (CT)’, Epidemiol Prev, 25, 28-30.

Mercurio, M., Langella, A., Cappelletti, P., de Gennaro, B., Monetti, V., & de Gennaro, M. (2012) ‘May the use of Italian volcanic zeolite-rich tuffs as additives in animal diet represent a risk for the human health?’, Periodico di Mineralogia, 81, 393- 407.

Temel, A. & Gundogdu, M. N. (1996) ‘Zeolite occurrences and the erionite-mesothelioma relationship in Cappadocia, central anatolia, Turkey’, Mineralium Deposita, 31, 539-547.


Fuller, L. C. (2005) ‘Podoconiosis: endemic nonfilarial elephantiasis’, Curr Opin Infect Dis, 18, 119-22.

Tekola, F., Mariam, D. H. & Davey, G. (2006) ‘Economic costs of endemic non-filarial elephantiasis in Wolaita Zone, Ethiopia’, Tropical Medicine & International Health, 11, 1136-1144.

Wanji, S., Tendongfor, N., Esum, M., Che, J. N., Mand, S., Tanga Mbi, C., Enyong, P. & Hoerauf, A. (2008) ‘Elephantiasis of non-filarial origin (podoconiosis) in the highlands of north-western Cameroon’, Ann Trop Med Parasitol, 102, 529-40.

Molla, Yordanos B, Le Blond, Jennifer S, Wardrop, Nicola, Baxter, Peter, Atkinson, Peter M, Newport, Melanie J and Davey, Gail (2013) Individual correlates of podoconiosis in areas of varying endemicity: a case-control study. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (12). e2554. ISSN 1935-2735

Molla, Yordanos B, Wardrop, Nicola A, Le Blond, Jennifer S, Baxter, Peter, Newport, Melanie J, Atkinson, Peter M and Davey, Gail Modelling environmental factors correlated with podoconiosis. International Journal of Health Geographics. ISSN 1476-072X (In Press)

Deribe, Kebede, Brooker, Simon J, Pullan, Rachel L, Hailu, Asrat, Enquselassie, Fikre, Reithinger, Richard, Newport, Melanie and Davey, Gail (2013) Spatial distribution of podoconiosis in relation to environmental factors in Ethiopia: a historical review. PLoS ONE, 8 (7). e68330. ISSN 1932-6203