Technology Critical Elements in ecosystem and human health
19-20 April 2018
National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia
The workshop focuses on Technology Critical Elements (TCEs), including the Platinum Group Metals (PGM), Rare Earth Elements (REE), as well as Nb, Ta, Ga, In, Tl, Ge and Te, which are increasingly exploited and emitted due to their use in new technologies in the fields of communication, mobility and energy.
The workshop addresses the current status of knowledge to identify existing priority gaps and discuss perspective for future research. The 2 days program is articulated in podium and poster sessions presenting available knowledge on:
exposure characterization, including exposure pathways, from environment to humans
(eco)- toxicology including forms, species, mixtures and bioavailability
toxic effects/endpoints at all organisational levels: cell, tissue/organ, individual, community, ecosystem