The soil health-human health nexus

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Soils can beneficially or adversely affect human health, and likewise human activity can improve or destroy soil health. In the new anthropogenic era, it is worth examining the soil health-human health nexus. To do this, the author evaluates soil from the perspective of what infects us, what heals us, what contaminates us, what nourishes us, and what we breathe. Likewise, the author examines the impact of humans on soil using a similar matrix and suggests strategies to improve human health by maintaining or improving soil health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2617-2652
Number of pages36
JournalCritical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
Issue number24
StatePublished - 2013


  • Soil health
  • Soil health-human health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution


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