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Dates:
10.04 - 15.04.2011
Venue:
Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK

The conference provides an internationally recognised forum for interaction, discussions and the exchange of research between academic scientists, consultants, practitioner s and public servants who are engaged and active in the multi-disciplinary area of environment and health. SEGH conferences have drawn specialists from the disciplines of biology, chemistry, environmental sociology, epidemiology, geography, geology, medicine, nutrition, physics, and toxicology, together with experts from the regulatory and industrial communities.

Sessions

Under the broad theme of “Environment and Human Health” the conference will explore geographical perspectives on the relationships between environment and human health under the following:

- Geochemistry of air, water, sediments and soils - Environmental pollution, medical geology and public health protection - Urban geochemistry, contaminated land and waste management - Biogeochemistr y of radionuclides, trace elements and organic pollutants - Geospatial patterns of environmental pollution, including the application of GIS technologies - Under standing exposure and chemical transport within urban environments (inter- and intra-urban variability) - Temporal trends in geoenvironments and human health - Impacts of and adaptation to climate change scenarios - Aviation and vehicular pollution and exposure/ health effects / contamination - Perceptions of environmental issues: communication of environmental health risks and social inequality - Childrens health and environment

This year will include a special session on Peatlands and Lakes as Dynamic Geochemical Systems

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