Geology has a direct affect on human life and the economy. Rocks and geological processes that can affect public safety in Malta include:
The Planning process needs to take into consideration the geoenvironment.
"Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice,"
- Walt Durant
Radioactivity in Maltese rocks is low except in the phosphorite beds. Radon gas emissions from these beds impacts human health.
Geiger counter on phosphorite rock, Malta