Venue: Siena, Toscana Life Sciences, edificio MRC, Strada del Petriccio e Belriguardo 35, sala auditorium
Area of interest: agricultural biotech
Type of activity: Meeting/debate
More info: l.sensini@toscanalifesciences.org

Human activities release pollutants in abiotic matrices (air, water, soil, sediment) affecting both aquatic and terrestrial trophic webs. A consequence of environmental deterioration food supplies and spring water could be affected by pollution. BsRC is engaged in environmental monitoring of different classes of pollutants of some ecotoxicological concern (i.e. metals, persistent organic pollutants, antibiotics, musk, metabolites, plastic litter, etc) and it determines transfer towards trophic webs and different food for human consumption. Here we will define principal classes of environmental pollutants and will describe their physical and chemical properties defining their ecotoxicological effects on biota. We will describe principal environmental routes and some effects on trophic webs defining, in particular, impacts on marine environments. We will describe levels of chemicals in food for human consumption. Research advances in these fields will be reported to exemplify real-case study.

Organizers: Fondazione Toscana Life Sciences in collaboration with C&M Bioscience Srl