Microbiological and health related perspectives of geophagia : An overview

@inproceedings{BisiJohnson2010MicrobiologicalAH,
  title={Microbiological and health related perspectives of geophagia : An overview},
  author={Mary A. Bisi-Johnson and Chikwelu Larry Obi and G. I. E. Ekosse},
  year={2010}
}
Geophagia, which refers to the deliberate eating of soil, is considered to be a deviant eating disorder, a sequel to poverty and famine but could also be observed in the absence of hunger and in both scenarios may be associated with high degree of mortality and morbidity. The phenomenon has been reported to be common among pregnant women, lactating women, school children and people with psychiatric disorders. The microbiology of soil shows a broad diversity and functionality of soil microflora… CONTINUE READING

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