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Webinar: getting a grip on lead in soil - problems and solutions
Donderdag, 25 November 2021, 14:00 - 17:30
Locatie  Online

Lead is often found in our soils, in particular in urban areas, and is often characterized by a diffuse contamination pattern. Since lead is an immobile contaminant, it remains in the upper soils for a long time. The consequence is that population living there, especially children, can easily get in contact with lead-holding soil material. It is well known that low level chronic exposure to lead can cause several developmental and behavioral problems in children, including a reduced IQ and attention span, hyperactivity, impaired growth and learning disabilities insomnia.

During this webinar we want to engage in the conversation between policy makers, scientists, practitioners, and other stakeholders about the risks of exposure to lead in soil. What do we know about this and how can we apply that knowledge in practice to minimise adverse effects, especially to children?

In the first part of this webinar, researchers will present the state-of-art regarding the lead problem, i.e. assessing the risks from lead in soils. In the second part of this webinar, the focus is on solutions. To this purpose, three case studies are presented illustrating possible solutions for dealing the risks from lead exposure to inhabitants. Participants in this webinar will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers during Q&A moments and gain new insights and experiences from different regions and countries.