Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2016

Agricultural production in recovered areas after coal mining in Brazil: the boundaries between risk and food security

Diana Marcela Morales Londoño
Diana Marcela Morales Londoño
Colombia
Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil
Colombia
Emanuela Pille da Silva
Emanuela Pille da Silva
Brazil
Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil
Brazil
Anabel González Hernández
Anabel González Hernández
Cuba
Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil
Cuba

Like young scientists we feel committed with sustainable development, we want to rise concern on food/health security in areas affected by coal mining in Brazil

In Southern Brazil, coal mining has caused great pressure on land use, leading to soil and water contamination with heavy metals. For these reasons, the coal industry and the Brazilian government were forced to implement measures to recover the affected areas, given that those elements are bio-cumulative and affect human health. Agriculture is one of the potential uses for recovered lands. In fact, some recovered areas are currently cultivated. However, there is uncertainty about the risks of heavy metal contamination in the food currently produced. Therefore, our aim is to evaluate how suitable the recovered areas are for the production of safe food, and how risky is that food to human health. We will characterize the current land use, the consumption and disposal of food produced, and quantify the heavy metal contents in the crops. We expect public health policies in the region to include monitoring of food contamination with heavy metals, which has not been done elsewhere in Brazil.

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