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Prof. Tariq Mansoor is presently serving as the Vice-Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Previously he has also served as Principal, J.N. Medical College, Chief Medical Superintendent, J.N. Medical College Hospital and Chairman, Department of Surgery. He is also the member of Medical Council of India since March 2015 for a period of four years. He is product of the first batch of prestigious Our Lady of Fatima Higher Secondary School, Aligarh. During his school days he has served as House Captain as well as School Captain. He did his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh. A surgeon by profession with special interest in Breast and Thyroid Diseases, Prof. Tariq Mansoor has 33 years of Teaching and 35 years of Clinical experience. He has 90 publications to his credit and has guided 49 Postgraduate Medical Students for their Thesis as Supervisor / Co-Supervisor

one hundred million people suffer from arsenic related health problems : Prof Rais Akhtar

AMU NEWS:   Prof Rais Akhtar, Visiting Professor, Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University and Adjunct Professor, IIHMR, New Delhi delivered a lecture at the National Seminar on Recent Development in Geology, held at the Department of Geology, AMU.
Prof Akhtar spoke on the role of trace elements in causing health problems. He emphasized the scope of Medical Geology that focuses on the impacts of geologic materials and processes on the health of human beings. Prof Akhtar said that Medical Geology examines both deficiency and toxicity of trace element exposure. He cited goitre as an example which is widespread in mountainous areas not only in the Himalayas but in the Alps and Andes mountainous regions.
Prof Akhtar stated that Selenium, present in the soil, act as the principal cause of juvenile cardiomyopathy and muscular abnormalities. He said that overexposure to arsenic is one of the most widespread and nearly one hundred million people suffer from arsenic related health problems in Bangladesh, India, China, Europe, Africa and North and South America. He informed that Flourosis is confined in specific regions, including India where the bedrock soils are rich in flouride. Professor Akhtar brought out the association of radio-active elements in soils and cancer distribution, based on his own research on Geocancerology.

Professor Akhtar is also the former National Fellow and CSIR Emeritus Scientist.

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