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Air pollution and health: Halton Borough Council case study
28th July 2023
Monitoring indoor air quality, health and wellbeing: application of low-cost sensors and validated questionnaires
26th May 2023
Tall tales from a “lopsided” Geochemist: navigating interdisciplinary research in environmental geochemistry and health.
31st March 2023
The Anthropocene – are we in a new geological epoch?
24th February 2023
IUGS Manual of Standard Methods for Establishing the Global Geochemical Reference Network
25th November 2022
Example of environmental geochemistry research at the Anthropocene - Air PM pollution and human health
28th October 2022
Status of heavy metals contamination in environmental compartments from Pakistan
16th September 2022
Quality Measurements for scientific writing outputs
5th July 2022
Measurement Uncertainty arising from Samplings: an introduction for Early Career Researchers
6th May 2022
28th January 2022
9th February 2021
25th November 2020
30th June 2020
29th June 2020
Dr. Oliver Mendoza Cano from the University of Colima, Mexico presents his talk “Epidemic-toxicological profile introduction: Defining social environmental and sanitary emergency region in Colima, Mexico”
Maria Mercedes Castillo Uzcanga and Krista Capps detail their friendship-based collaborative efforts and provide invaluable insights into how to create and sustain international collaborations by highlighting their work in tropical stream ecosystems in Mexico.”
Christian Salazar discusses his work using full life-cycle assessment to compare water treatment disinfection technologies in Ecuador. ”
Dawn Burton, Prairie View A&M University, gives a very insightful talk discussing her work on health equity of marginalized groups.
In our first lecture of the series, SEGH Americas Members Bob Finkelman, Ofelia Morten, and Clay Prater discuss their “diverse backgrounds and complementary interests” in environmental geochemistry and health.
This event is open to researchers of all career stages, and we especially encourage early career researchers to present their work. Come and join SEGH Americas for a diverse collection of presentations and networking opportunities.
20th April 2022
15th December 2021
Mohamed Chehimi, Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry Africa, presents a lecture that will use examples in chemistry to cover paper construction based on contents, selection of eye-catchy title and appeal, structured or non-structured abstract, keywords, construction of the intro, challenge to address, gap to fill, novelty statement, experimental, results and discussion, conclusion, graphical abstract. Then revision, and what to avoid to do that irritates editors and reviewers, then proofs, and making published papers known. He then insist on writing up, writing up and writing up as much as one could do; taking the advantage to speak about painter William Turner, the father of impressionism, the British painter who inspired French Claude Monet.
Prof. Ming Wong, EiC for the journal Environmental Geochemistry and Health presents a lecture on writing scientific papers for journal publication (Environmental Sciences) and common requirements from journals.
Dr Olivier Humphrey provides his experience in developing his online presence as an early career researcher. Followed by information to get the most out of referencing tools to help with your report/paper writing. Including – Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero.
Home Biome SEGH Capacity Building Seminar
28th February 2022
Organisers: Dr Lindsay Bramwell (Senior Researcher) and Dr Jane Entwistle (Professor of Applied Geochemistry and Health), Northumbria University, UK
Dr Sanja Potgieter-Vermaak, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Links between poor air quality and health are undisputed. The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines and systematic reviews of health effects of household air pollution highlight health risks posed by poor indoor air quality. The amount of time we spend in our homes is increasing, and whilst outdoor air quality is regulated by national legislation and international guidance, a specific legislative framework for indoor air is still lacking. Citizen science provides an opportunity for both scientists and citizens to investigate indoor air quality (IAQ) and develop environmental health literacy through engagement activities.
Eighteen households participated in a pilot citizen science project during which particle matter (PM) concentrations were monitored using two Aeroqual 500 handheld air quality monitoring units over a one-week sampling period (located in the kitchen and the main living area). An activity diary for each room was completed, along with a questionnaire to capture broader details such as home occupancy, building construction, and proximity to industry, heavy road traffic. Participants received feedback on key PM sources in their homes, the concentrations of potentially toxic elements in their vacuum dust, and ways to reduce indoor dust and improve indoor air quality.
In this seminar we will provide an overview of the study and its findings and make available our study materials for you to adapt for your own use (e.g. questionnaire, participant activity sheets and feedback report templates, along with additional materials to support classroom-based activities). Depending upon demand and geographical location, there will also be an opportunity for members of the SEGH community you to borrow an Aeroqual 500 handheld air quality monitoring unit and sampling heads (e.g. PM10, PM2.5, temperature, humidity, VOC, CO2) to trial indoor air quality monitoring.