Publications

Le Blond, J.S. et al., 2017. Haemolytic activity of soil from podoconiosis-endemic areas in Ethiopia: preliminary tests for in vitro toxicity. PLoS ONE, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177219.

González Quiroz, M., Camacho, A. , Faber, D., Aragón, A., Wesseling, C., Glaser, G., Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2017. Rationale, description and baseline findings of a community-based prospective cohort study of kidney function amongst the young rural population of Northwest Nicaragua. BMC Nephrology, 18:16, doi:10.1186/s12882-016-0422-4.

Le Blond, J.S. et al., 2016. Particulate matter produced during commercial sugarcane harvesting and processing: a respiratory health hazard? Atmospheric Environment, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.11.012.

Kamel Boulos, M.N., Le Blond, J.S. 2016. On the road to personalised and precision geomedicine: medical geology and a renewed call for interdiscplinarity. International Health Geographics, 15:5, doi:10.1186/s12942- 016-0033-0.

Le Blond, J.S. 2015. Intellectual Property: safeguard the ideas of junior scientists. Nature Correspondence, 526, 195 (08 October 2015), doi:10.1038/526195b.

Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2015. Weathering of the Ethiopian volcanic province: A new weathering index to characterize and compare soils. American Mineralogist, doi:10.2138/am-2015-5168CCBY.

Wardrop, N., Le Blond, J.S. 2015. Addressing correlations between geological hazards and health out- comes: Addressing complexity in medical geology. Environment International, 84, 90-93, doi:10.1016/j.envint.2015.07.016.

Wadsworth, F.B., Damby, D.E., Hearne, R.L., Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2015. The feasibility of vitrifying sandstone buildings in the Iron Age. Journal of Archaeological Science, doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.06.007

Molla, Y.B., Wardrop, N., Le Blond, J.S., et al. 2014. Modelling environmental factors correlated with podoconiosis: a geospatial study of non-filarial elephantiasis. International Journal of Health Geographics, 13(1), 24, doi:10.1186/1476-072X-13-24

Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2014. The surface reactivity and implied toxicity of ash produced from sugarcane burning. Environmental Toxicology, 29, 503-516, doi:10.1002/tox.21776

Molla, Y.B., Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2013. Individual Correlates of Podoconiosis in Areas of Varying Endemic- ity: A Case-Control Study. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7(12), 1-11, doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002554

Horwell, C.J., Williamson, B.J., Llewellin, E.DW., Damby, D.E., Le Blond, J. S. 2013. The nature and formation of cristobalite at the Soufrière Hills volcano, Montserrat: Implications for the petrology and stability of silicic lava domes. Bulletin of Volcanology, 75, 1-19,doi:10.1007/s00445-013-0696-3

Horwell, C.J., Williamson, B.J., Donaldson, K., Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2012. The structure of volcanic cristobalite in relation to its toxicity; relevance for the variable crystalline silica hazard. Particle and Fibre Toxicology, 9, 44, doi:10.1186/1743-8977-9-44

Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2011. Testing a new method for quantifying Si in silica-rich biomass using HF in a closed vessel microwave digestion system. Analytical Methods, 3, 1752, doi:10.1039/C1AY05144J

Ilyinskaya, E., Tsanev, V.I., Martin, R.S., Oppenheimer, C., Le Blond, J. et al., 2011. Near-source observa- tions of aerosol size distributions in the eruptive plumes from Eyjafjallajökull volcano, March-April 2010. Atmospheric Environment, 45, 3210-3216, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.03.017

Sawyer, G.M., Salerno, G.G., Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2011. Gas and aerosol emissions from Villarrica volcano, Chile. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 203(1-2), 62-75, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2011.04.003

Martin, R.S., Sawyer, G.M., Day, J.A., Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2012. High-resolution size distributions and emission fluxes of trace elements from Masaya volcano, Nicaragua. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 117, B08206, doi:10.1029/2012JB009487

Le Blond, J.S. et al., 2010. Generation of crystalline silica from sugarcane burning. Journal of Environmental Monitoring : JEM, 12, 1459-1470, doi: 10.1039/c0em00020e

Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2010. Mineralogical analyses and in vitro screening tests for the rapid evaluation of the health hazard of volcanic ash at Rabaul volcano, Papua New Guinea. Bulletin of Volcanology, 72, 1077-1092, doi:10.1007/s00445-010-0382-7

Horwell, C.J., Stannett, G.W., Andronico, D., Bertagnini, A., Fenoglio, I., Fubini, B., Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2010. A physico-chemical assessment of the health hazard of Mt. Vesuvius volcanic ash. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 191(3-4), 222-232, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.01.014

Horwell, C.J., Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2010. Cristobalite in a rhyolitic lava dome: Evolution of ash hazard. Bulletin of Volcanology, 72, 249-253, doi:10.1007/s00445-009-0327-1

Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2009. A rapid method for quantifying single mineral phases in heterogeneous natural dusts using X-ray diffraction. Powder Diffraction, 24, 145,doi:10.1154/1.3077941

Le Blond, J.S. et al. 2008. Production of potentially hazardous respirable silica airborne particulate from the burning of sugarcane. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 5558-5568, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.03.018