Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: SSSA Division: Soils and Environmental Quality

Title: Global Impacts of Environmental Contamination I (includes student competition)

Organizers: Hui Li , Owen Duckworth , Michael L. Thompson , Dongmei Zhou and Dongqiang Zhu
Moderators: Jennifer M. DeBruyn and Wei Zhang
Lead Community Sponsor:
Cosponsor: SSSA Division: Soil Chemistry, SSSA Division: Soil Biology and Biochemistry, SSSA Division: Soils and Environmental Quality
Community Cosponsor:
Format: Oral Topical Session
Keywords: Gloabl, Health, Pharmaceuticals and antibiotic resistance

Session Description: This is a joint symposium organized with the Committee of Soils and Environmental Quality, Chinese Soil Science Society. The symposium focuses on linkages between environmental contamination and soil health. The release of contaminants, including heavy metals, persistent organic contaminants, pesticides, nanoparticles, chemicals of emerging concern, antibiotic resistance genes, agricultural byproducts, and soil amendments, to the environment is a source of water and soil contamination, and serves as a pathway for chronic exposure to the surrounding biota. Many of these contaminants have been implicated or are suspected to degrade soil health and agricultural product quality.