Somatic and psychical diseases and human behaviour in relation to geological factors.
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A human health is influenced by complex interaction of different factors. Impact of the geological environment is still scarcely acknowledged. Four groups of geofactors are analysed in the country scale (1) gravity and magnetic fields, (2) concentration of geochemical elements in the soil, (3) tectonics and soil lithology, (4) landscape (relief, woods, drainage network, wetlands). These groups do not encompass whole spectra of geofactors that may have an influence on the human health, but are recognised as possibly being of primary importance. The medical and human behaviour parameters list the schizophrenia, suicides, homicides, alcoholic psychosis, drug addicts, crimes. As far the study considers very different parameters involved, a statistical method was applied that ensures objective identification of existing relationships. The different data formats were unified using GIS techniques that allowed scaling of geological databases to 45 administrative regions...
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