Informing people about the toxicity risks by soil contamination

Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today however it has been neglected, according to the Lancet Commission on pollution and health. In particular, polluted soils threaten the environment and human health. The persistent substances such as metals are contaminants posing the greatest threats to health.

[…]

Measures to remediate contaminated soils: the Guadiamar case study

Soil pollution is one of the main environmental problems at a global scale. Within the European RECARE project, several threats of soil degradation are investigated, and measures and solutions to remediate degraded soils are proposed.

A research team from the IRNAS, CSIC participating in the RECARE project has contributed with the […]

Potential of eucalypt trees for remediation of contaminated soils

The use of trees to immobilize contaminants (phytostabilization) is a low-cost and effective method of soil remediation.

Researchers of IRNAS, CSIC and New Zealand have evaluated the potential of red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) to phytostabilize soils contaminated by trace elements (TE). Within the research projects RECARE and RESTECO, the ET concentration in soils and in […]

European meeting about prevention and remediation of degraded soils

Researchers of the Group SOIL-PLANT, from the IRNAS, CSIC, participated in the RECARE project Plenary Meeting, devoted to prevention and remediation of degraded soils, which has been held at Hella (Iceland), from May 29th to June 2nd 2017.

RECARE group visiting the study site in Iceland. Photo: Erik van den Elsen.

The Guadiamar […]

Taller participativo sobre recuperación de suelos contaminados en el Guadiamar

The Guadiamar Green Corridor (in Sevilla province) is one of the 17 case studies within the Euroepan project RECARE (2014-2018), which main aim is to find ways of assessing the current threats to soils and finding innovative solutions to prevent further soil degradation across Europe.

On February 19th 2015 we had […]

Contaminantes Orgánicos e Inorgánicos en el Medio Ambiente

Research lines: Behavior of pesticides and other organic and inorganic pollutants in the water-soil system, and technological applications for reduction of their environmental impact.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

Contamination of soils and water is a topic of international interest because of the dangers which entails for humans and the environment. The types of contaminants usually found include […]