346 The Role of Soils in Mitigating Environmental Contaminant Exposure Oral (includes student competition)
Oral SessionSSSA Division: Soil Chemistry
As populations expand and industrialization increases, the risk of human exposure to harmful chemicals rises. Soil serves as a natural filtration system for contamination, protecting humans from exposure to pollutants by degrading, immobilizing, or controlling their mobility and availability. The soil properties and geochemical processes that occur in the subsurface are essential in controlling the fate of contaminants and risk of human exposure. This session will explore recent research on the biogeochemical factors that mediate human exposure to contaminants, both natural and anthropogenic, including organic or inorganic compounds, engineered or natural nanomaterials, waste products, or other classes of contaminants.
Approved for SW 3.5 CEUs
SSSA Division: Soils and Environmental Quality
Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 38
Elizabeth Gillispie and James Harrington