Geomedicine is the science of environmental impact on health of humans and animals. The Committee for Information and Research in Geomedicine disseminates knowledge about geomedicine and promotes research in this field. This is accomplished through the organizing of symposia and through publications.

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These are examples of a disease which is related to natural environmental factors. Goitre can occur both in humans and animals, and is caused by iodine deficiency, more prevalent inland than in coastal areas. The disease therefore used to be common in Eastern Norway. Today, the whole population receives sufficient iodine through milk, iodized table salt and fish.