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Environmental contamination: heavy metals, minerals, radionuclides and dusts (co-organized)
Convener: Sezin Czarnecki  | Co-Conveners: Loretta Li , Gavin Gillmore , Robin Crockett 
Mon, 24 Apr, 15:30–17:00
 / Attendance Mon, 24 Apr, 17:30–19:00

In many countries, contamination of the environment can occur from anthropogenic sources (e.g. industrial outputs) and natural sources (e.g. radon) and heavy metals (e.g. industrial and natural), these can result in environmental hazards. This session contains contributions that are applied and theoretical, in areas ranging from (a) quantifying the extent of contamination, (b) field trials and modelling of contamination as it progresses from the source to the air, water, soils, and/or plants, (c) monitoring techniques, including low-cost, for contaminants in the environment, (d) mitigation of contamination in areas already affected, again including low-cost, and
(e) assessing the risk to humans of environmental contamination. We welcome contributions ranging from experimental, laboratory, to modelling, with emphasis (but not limited to) low-cost ideas and research that might be applied to developing countries. This session will consist of (a) an all poster session and (b) an associated poster
summary and discussion session of one to two hours in a splinter room with an opportunity for authors to briefly present their poster.