The University of Almeria and the International Association of Environmental Chemistry held today, Sunday at 7 pm, and until November 29, two events of great scientific significance, "Fourth European Conference on Pesticides and pollutants in the environment "and" X Symposium on chemical pesticides and modern ", which discuss the analysis of pesticide residues and micro-and its effects on people and nature.
The chairman of Organizing Committee, Amadeo R. Fernández-Alba, a researcher of the "pesticide residues" of the University of Almeria, it is clear: "no clear long-term effects on people of residues of pesticides and other micropollutants not know if they can cause any chronic disease or, on the contrary are totally safe. " This phrase
develops in the sense that "there is no risk in the short or medium term, but it is unknown whether they could be the cause or an ingredient in subsequent problems, which is called genotoxicity. However, he concludes by explaining that "the majority should not have any negative effect and talk of very low concentrations with long-term consequences. But it is essential to clarify these effects. " For this reason
wants "to re the entire process, investigate and discuss whether we are using the proper procedures or escape us some micropollutants, while, at the symposium, the latest technological innovations in the instrumentation.
drugs in wastewater. Amadeo R. Fernández-Alba explains, for example, "know the impact of drugs that go to waste water. Because a person takes a drug, which remains in the urine and eliminates reaching a treatment plant. We must verify that these treatments are really effective in removing all trace.
Subject to debate, the congress, which opens today, Sunday at 7 pm, at the hotel on Trip Almeria will be attended by over 200 experts from 24 countries. The sessions will run until next Wednesday, November 29.
Cover issues such as technical analysis of pesticide residue levels in water, air and soil quality of agricultural products, technologies to analyze pesticide in water and soil, and hazards to the environment, simulation models in transportation and distribution of pesticides, laboratory and field trials, pollutants in agriculture, analysis of pesticide residues in plants and other aspects in modern chemistry. In parallel there will be a presentation on tools and publications related to chemical waste.
The committee is chaired by Triantafyllos Albanis, University of Loannina, Greece, and the organizing committee is led Amadeo R Fernández - Alba, University of Almería.