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Reviews & General Articles

Review articles

Baxter, P. J. (1983) ‘Health-Hazards of Volcanic-Eruptions’, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London, 17, 180-182.

Baxter, P.J. (1990) ‘Medical effects of volcanic eruptions’, Bulletin of Volcanology, 52, 532-544.

Baxter, P.J. (1997) ‘Volcanoes’, in Noji, E.K. (ed) The public health consequences of disasters. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Baxter, P. J., Bernstein, R. S., & Buist, A. S. (1986) ‘Preventive health measures in volcanic eruptions’, American Journal of Public Health, 76(Suppl), 84-90.

Baxter, P. J., Tedesco, D., Miele, G., Baubron, J. C. & Cliff, K. (1990) ‘Health hazards of volcanic gases’, Lancet, 336, 176.

Bernstein, R. S., Baxter, P. J., & Buist, A. S. (1986) ‘Chapter 1: Introduction to the Epidemiological Aspects of Explosive Volcanism’, American Journal of Public Health, 76(Suppl), 3-9.

Buist, A. S. (1982) ‘Are volcanoes hazardous to your health? What have we learned from Mount St Helens?’, Western Journal of Medicine, 137(4), 294.

Buist, A. S., Bernstein, R. S., Johnson, L. R. & Vollmer, W. M. (1986) ‘Evaluation of physical health effects due to volcanic hazards: human studies’, Am J Public Health, 76, 66-75.

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

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

Durand, M. & Grattan, J. (2001) ‘Effects of volcanic air pollution on health’, Lancet, 357, 164-164.

Ernst, W.G. (2012) ‘Overview of naturally occurring Earth materials and human health concerns’, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 59, 108-126.

Fubini, B., & Fenoglio, I. (2007) ‘Toxic potential of mineral dusts’, Elements, 3(6), 407-414.

Gregory, N.G. & Neall, V.E. (1996) ‘Toxicity hazards arising from volcanic activity’, Surveillance, 23(2), 14-16.

Grob, E., Oyarzún, M., Cavieres, I., Zarges, P., & Bustamante, G. (2012) ‘Are volcanic ashes a risk for the respiratory health?: A review apropos of volcanic eruption of Cordon Caulle, Chile in June 2011’, Revista chilena de enfermedades respiratorias, 28(4), 294-302.

Hansell, A.L., Horwell, C.J. and Oppenheimer, C. (2006) ‘The health hazards of volcanoes and geothermal areas’, Occupational Environmental Medicine, 63: 149-156.

Hansell, A. & Oppenheimer, C. (2004) ‘Health hazards from volcanic gases: a systematic literature review’, Archives of Environmental Health, 59(12): 628-639.

Horwell, C.J. & Baxter, P.J. (2006) ‘The respiratory health hazards of volcanic ash: a review for volcanic risk mitigation’, Bulletin of Volcanology, 69: 1-24.

Newhall, C. G., & Fruchter, J. S. (1986) ‘Volcanic activity: a review for health professionals’, American Journal of Public Health, 76(Suppl), 10-24.

Stewart, C., Johnston, D.M., Leonard, G.S., Horwell, C,J., Thordarson, T., & Cronin, S.J. (2006) ‘Contamination of water supplies by volcanic ashfall: A literature review and simple impact modelling’, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 158: 296-306.

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

Weinstein, P. & Patel, A. (1997) ‘The Mount Ruapehu eruption, 1996: a review of potential health effects’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 21, 773-778.

Witham, C.S., Oppenheimer, C. and Horwell, C.J. (2005) ‘Volcanic ash leachates: a review and recommendations for sampling methods’, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 141: 299- 326.

Witham, C.S. (2005) ‘Volcanic disasters and incidents: A new database’, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 148(3-4): 191-233.

Zeballos, J. L., Meli, R., Vilchis, A. & Barrios, L. (1996) ‘The effects of volcanoes on health: preparedness in Mexico’, World Health Stat Q, 49, 204-8.

Zuskin, E., Mustajbegovic, J., Doko Jelinic, J., Pucarin-Cvetkoviz, J. & Milosevic, M. (2007) ‘Effects of volcanic eruptions on environment and health’, Arh Hig Rada Toksikol, 58, 479-86.

General/uncategorised articles

Baxter, P. J., Ing, R., Falk, H., French, J., Stein, G. F., Bernstein, R. S., Merchant, J. A. & Allard, J. (1981) ‘Mount St Helens eruptions, May 18 to June 12, 1980. An overview of the acute health impact’, JAMA, 246, 2585-9.

Heggie, T. W. (2009) ‘Geotourism and volcanoes: health hazards facing tourists at volcanic and geothermal destinations’, Travel Med Infect Dis, 7, 257-61.

Jones, N. E. & Baker, M. D. (2012) ‘Toxicologic Exposures Associated With Natural Disasters: Gases, Kerosene, Ash, and Bites’, Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 13(4), 317-323.

Kristbjornsdottir, A. & Rafnsson, V. (2012) ‘Incidence of cancer among residents of high temperature geothermal areas in Iceland: a census based study 1981 to 2010’, Environmental Health, 11(1), 73.

Le Guern, F., Bernard, A. & Chevrier, R. M. (1980) ‘Soufriere of Guadeloupe 1976–1977 eruption—Mass and energy transfer and volcanic health hazards’, Bulletin Volcanologique, 43(3), 577-593.

Ledda, C., Rapisarda, V., Bracci, M., Proietti, L., Zuccarello, M., Fallico, R., Fiore, M. & Ferrante, M. (2013) ‘Professional exposure to basaltic rock dust: assessment by the Vibrio fischeri ecotoxicological test’, Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 8, 23.

Nania, J. M., Rodriguez Garcia, M., Fruchter, J. S., Olsen, K. B. & Hooper, P. R. (1994) ‘In the shadow of El Chichon: an overview of the medical impact of the 28 March to 4 April 1982 eruptions of the Mexican volcano’, Prehosp Disaster Med, 9, 58-66.

Phillips, N. R., Stewart, M., Olsen, G. & Hickey, C. W. (2014) ‘Human Health Risks of Geothermally Derived Metals and Other Contaminants in Wild-Caught Food’, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 77(6), 346-365.

Rodrigues, A., Arruda, M., & Garcia, P. (2012) ‘Evidence of DNA damage in humans inhabiting a volcanically active environment: A useful tool for biomonitoring’, Environmental International, 49, 51-56.

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

Trevisanato, S. I. (2007) ‘Medical papyri describe the effects of the Santorini eruption on human health, and date the eruption to August 1603–March 1601 BC’, Medical Hypotheses, 68(2), 446-449.

Varrica, D., Tamburo, E., Dongarrà, G., & Sposito, F. (2014) ‘Trace elements in scalp hair of children chronically exposed to volcanic activity (Mt. Etna, Italy)’, Science of the Total Environment, 470-471, 117-126.

Thyroid cancer

Arnbjörnsson, E., Arnbjörnsson, A., & Ólafsson, A. (1986) ‘Thyroid cancer incidence in relation to volcanic activity’, Archives of Environmental Health: An International Journal, 41(1), 36-40.

Biondi, B., Arpaia, D., Montuori, P., Ciancia, G., Ippolito, S., Pettinato, G., & Triassi, M. (2012) ‘Under the shadow of Vesuvius: a risk for thyroid cancer?’, Thyroid, 22(12), 1296-1297.

Dal Maso, L., Franceschi, S., Lise, M., Fusco, M., Tumino, R., & Serraino, D. (2010) ‘Re: papillary thyroid cancer incidence in the volcanic area of Sicily’, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 102(12), 914- 915.

Duntas, L. H. & Doumas, C. (2009) ‘The 'rings of fire' and thyroid cancer’, Hormones-International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 8, 249-253.

Kung, T. M., Ng, W. L., & Gibson, J. B. (1981) ‘Volcanoes and carcinoma of the thyroid: a possible association’, Archives of Environmental Health: An International Journal, 36(5), 265-267.

Pellegriti, G., De Vathaire, F., Scollo, C., Attard, M., Giordano, C., Arena, S., Dardanoni, G., Frasca, F., Malandrino, P., Vermiglio, F., Orevitera, D.M., D’Azzò, G., Trimarchi, F., & Vigneri, R. (2009) ‘Papillary thyroid cancer incidence in the volcanic area of Sicily’, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 101(22), 1575-1583.

Health and aviation

Evans, S. (2012) ‘Volcanic emissions – an aviation health hazard?’, Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 83(3).

King, S., Erlund, E., Clarkson, R., Bird, A., Col, Da S. (2013) ‘Use of equipment health monitoring information for assessing potential exposure to volcanic events’, International Journal of Condition Monitoring, 3(1), 16-22(7).