Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry

Analytical Development Relevant to Environmental Exposure and Effects (#288)

This symposium will showcase recent advances in environmental research and analytical developments that impact human health. Research in environmental toxicology pushes the frontiers of analytical method development. Analytical technology plays a pivotal role in advancing the understanding of environmental toxicology. By linking these two concepts together, this symposium will facilitate multidisciplinary exchange and explore collaborative opportunities between the two chemical disciplines. An emphasis will be placed on the development of techniques and biomarkers critical to the determination of human exposure and effects. While traditional approaches measure the ambient concentrations of environmental contaminants, assessments of human exposure using complementary biomarkers take into account metabolism and molecular interactions. This symposium will focus on water contaminants of health significance (e.g., toxic elements and emerging contaminants); discuss analytical challenges and advances in developing biomarkers of exposure and effects; and highlight toxicological studies important to human and environmental health. Oral and poster presentations are welcome from academic, government, and industry scientists.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015