Geohealth 2020-International Meeting of Geohealth Scientists


Società Geologica Italiana

Dear Colleagues
we would like to encourage your abstract submission to our session during the conference "Geohealth 2020- International Meeting of Geohealth Scientists" (Bari, Italy 1-5 Settembre 2020)
Informations about abstract submission can be found at
Looking forward to seeing you in Bari
Best regards
The conveners
Giovanna Rizzo | Department of Sciences, University of Basilicata - Potenza (Italy) | Italy |
Rosa Sinisi | Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Tito Scalo (Italy) | Italy |
SESSION MMO1 Asbestos' Minerals Researches For Environmental And Human Health Safeguard

Conveners: Giovanna Rizzo (University of Basilicata), Rosa Sinisi (IMAA-CNR, Tito scalo, Potenza)
In the last decade, many researchers have focused on asbestos minerals with the aim to assess and monitor their potential as natural material dangerous for the environment and human health. Asbestos is classified as a carcinogen material of Category 1 by the World Health authorities. Its toxicity has been related to morphological, size and chemical-physical features of crystals. This session welcome contributions on petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry of the rocks containing naturally occurring asbestos, and other geo-matrices interacting with them. The main aim is to provide new data and new research perspectives to a world-wide scientific audience that more and more often is called to support the local organizations about the comprehension of (natural) geological hazards and the management of sites and water resources dangerous for human health.