Goldschmidt 2024 - Session 11e "Environmental radioactivity: impacts on ecosystems and human health"

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Goldschmidt 2024 - Session 11e "Environmental radioactivity: impacts on ecosystems and human health"

Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » lun 12 feb, 2024 14:10

Goldschmidt 2024 - Session 11e "Environmental radioactivity: impacts on ecosystems and human health"

Dear colleagues,
We would like to draw your attention to the forthcoming Goldschmidt 2024 that will be held in Chicago, 18th- 23rd August, which will host the session 11e:

Environmental radioactivity: impacts on ecosystems and human health.

Natural radioactivity is present in our environment as a result of cosmic radiation from space and terrestrial sources from soil and rocks containing primordial radionuclides as Uranium, Thorium and Potassium. Radon (222Rn) gas is notably the primary source of ionising radiation that people are exposed to, making it a significant indoor air pollutant due to its harmful effects on human health (cancerogenic, W.H.O.). Additionally, man-made radionuclides released during nuclear incidents or accidents also add to the overall radioactivity in the environment. This session embraces all the aspects and challenges of environmental radioactivity including geogenic and anthropogenic contaminants in the context of changing climate (e.g. melting of permafrost in polar areas), atmosphere tracing including greenhouse gases and pollutant, monitoring of air, soil and groundwater quality. Specific focus on radon hazard and risk assessment and on the relevance of the radioactivity for public health, including the contamination from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM), are strongly encouraged. Contributions on novel methods and instrumentation for environmental radioactivity measures and monitoring including portable detectors, airborne and drones’ surveys and geostatistical methods for radioactivity mapping are also encouraged.

More information about the session can be found here: ... ssion/6307.

Goldschmidt 2024 takes a hybrid meeting form. You can choose to participate in the assembly in person or online.

Please keep in mind that the deadline to submit your abstract is on 29th March 2024.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at:
Marco E. Ciriotti

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