Projekt vybudování Centra pro výzkum toxických látek v prostředí
Centrum pro výzkum
toxických látek v prostředí
Kamenice 753/5, pavilon A29
625 00 Brno

Přednášky z cyklu INNOLEC na téma Emerging pollutants

V Centru pro výzkum toxických látek v prostředí proběhly ve dnech 11. - 13. dubna 2011 přednášky Prof. Miriam L. Diamond z Department of Geografy, University of Toronto, Canada, věnované zdrojům, toxikologii a environmentálnímu osudu ftalátů, polybromovaných difenyléterů a bisfenolu A.

Přednášky z cyklu INNOLEC na téma Emerging pollutants Přednášky z cyklu INNOLEC na téma Emerging pollutants


  • 1. Phthalates: sources, indoor fate, inhalation & ingestion exposure routes. Phthalates rapidly metabolized. Health effects - interferes with male reproductive systems. Regulatory initiatives.
  • 2. PBDEs: sources and inventory. The growth in production of electronics & electrical goods. Indoor, outdoor fate & uptake by food web. Growing mass of PBDEs in environment (e.g, lake sediments, soils). Our exposure indoors & food. Health effects, e.g., thyroid disregulation. Regulatory initiatives.
  • 3. Bisphenol A: sources, toxicology & interface between toxicology and regulatory decision-making. Questions of how we're exposed. How do you make decisions in the face of scientific uncertainty and public pressure?

Prof. Miriam L. Diamond Prof. Miriam L. Diamond

About the lecturer:

 Prof. Miriam L. DiamondMiriam Leah Diamond is Professor in Department of Geography of the University of Toronto in Canada. After matriculating at University of Toronto, she obtained her B.Sc. (1976); M.Sc. (1980) at University of Alberta in Edmonton, M.Sc. Eng. (1984) at Queen's University in Kingston and Ph.D. (1990) at University of Toronto. During her Ph.D. she was modelling the fate and transport of arsenic and other inorganic chemicals in lakes. She started her career as a Limnologist at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Ontario Geological Survey, Geophysics/Geochemistry Section, 1984), Lecturer (University of Toronto, Institute for Environmental Studies, 1989), Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate (University of Toronto, Institute for Environmental Studies, 1990 and 1990-1991), Assistant Professor (University of Toronto, Innis College and Department of Geography, 1991-1993; University of Toronto, Department of Geography, 1993-1997), Public Health Associate (City of Toronto Department of Public Health, 1995-1997), Associate Member and Member (School of Graduate Studies, 1992-present), Associate (Center for Environmental Research, Education and Training, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1999-2003), Associate Professor (University of Toronto, Department of Geography, 1997-2002), Acting Director (Collaborative Program in Toxicology, Institute for Environmental Studies, 2001-2002), Research Director (Centre for Environment, 2007-2008), Cross Appointed to Centre for Environment (2007-2012). Since 1985 acts as Professor Diamond also as Consultant for 18 institutions, as a Cross-appointed at University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Sciences and Cross-appointed Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and Professor. She has published 108 papers in scientific journals, 16 chapters in scientific books, 22 conference proceedings and about 20 reports. Presently, she is preparing other 8 manuscripts with her co-workers and students. Moreover, she is author / coauthor of more than 200 presentations at conferences and workshops and is involved in a number of projects and contracts, both as leader / co-ordinator, or as collaborator or advisor, co-applicant, consultant, with local and international research organizations (e.g. Environment Canada / Ontario Ministry of Environment / Health Canada / CIHR / NSERC / SETAC-UNEP / CORILA / CFCAS / CIDA / MITE and other grants and funds).
Her work concentrates mainly on fate and transport of inorganic and organic contaminants in the environment, including fate of contaminants in lakes, in urban areas, indoor environments and contaminated site remediation. Other aspects of her work relates to exposure and health effects of contaminants in the environment, including evaluation of potential health effects, estimation of human exposure, urban agriculture and life cycle assessment.

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