Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry

Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants (#26)

Scientific exploration continues to demonstrate surprising environmental chemical exposures which have unknown impact on human health, or on human development. At the same time, even for classic and well studied environmental contaminants, new modes of toxic action are coming to light which force reconsideration of what a safe threshold is. Sources of exposure can also be difficult to pinpoint, making any risk mitigation measures difficult. This symposium will highlight new studies on sources and effects of human exposure to organic and inorganic contaminants in the environment. Topics will include the application of new analytical methods, identification of new environmental exposure sources or exposure pathways, new findings from biomonitoring, experimental ADME or toxicity studies, novel modes of action, and public health implications, including epidemiology in susceptible populations. To make for a well integrated session, submission of abstracts on studies conducted at the molecular or test-tube level, as well as at the in vivo and population level are encouraged.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015