Brazil
Edited 4 November 2015

Chapter Leader: Dr. Bernardino Figueiredo, Institute of Geosciences, University of Campinas, PO Box 6152, 13083-970 Campinas, Brazil
E-mail: berna@ige.unicamp.br

Joint Chapter Leader: Dr. Cassio Silva, Territorial Management Department, Geological Survey of Brazil, Rua da passagem, 07 apto. 1002 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, 22290030, Brazil
E-mail: cassio.silva@cprm.gov.br

The IMGA Local Chapter in Brazil was established in 2008.


November 2015

6-month report from Local Chapter Leaders Drs. Bernardino Figueiredo and Cássio Silva:


During this last term, Dr. Cássio Silva was elected a new Councilor of IMGA fact which has been very well received by Brazilian scientific and professional community.  Dr. Silva was one of Brazilian delegates to the 6th International Conference on Medical Geology held in Aveiro, Portugal.  Below are some interesting papers presented at that conference by members of Brazilian Chapter:

  • MACRO, MICRONUTRIENTS AND HARMFUL ELEMENTS TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN SOILS OF SOUTHEAST REGION OF BRAZIL - SILVA, Cassio Roberto; VIGLIO, Eduardo Paim; CUNHA, Fernanda Gonçalves and MAPA, Felipe Brito.
  • MEDICAL GEOLOGY IN BRAZIL: short overview - Silva, Cassio Roberto, Geological Survey of Brazil.
  • AUGER DRILLING EVALUATION OF CANTAMINATION OF Pb AND Cd IN RUI BARBOSA AVENUE IN SANTO AMARO – BAHIA - BRAZIL - VIGLIO, Eduardo P.1 , CUNHA, Fernanda G.1 and ANJOS, José Angelo S. A.2. 1Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM – Rio de Janeiro), 2 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA – Salvador).

In September, Dr. Bernardino Figueiredo conducted for the third time his course on “Geoscience, Environment and Health” at the Federal University of West Pará (UFOPA) in Santarém, Brazil.  This course is part of the doctoral program on “Society, Nature and Development” offered by UFOPA since 2013.


Also in September, Dr. Cássio Silva participated as a lecturer to the 23rd Geological Week of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and of the XIX Brazilian Congress of Nutrition.


In October, a technical session on Medical Geology was organized during the XV Brazilian Geochemical Congress held in Brasilia (Federal District).  Members of the chapter presented the following papers (In Portuguese) at this congress:

  • MACRO E MICRONUTRIENTES E ELEMENTOS NOCIVOS A SAÚDE AMBIENTAL EM SOLOS DA REGIAO SUDESTE DO BRASIL - SILVA, Cassio Roberto, VIGLIO, Eduardo Paim; CUNHA, Fernanda Gonçalves and MAPA, Felipe Brito.
  • AVALIAÇÃO DE FUROS DE TRADO DA CONTAMINAÇÃO DE Pb E Cd NA AV. RUI BARBOSA, SANTO AMARO, BAHIA, BRASIL - VIGLIO, Eduardo Paim.
  • METAIS PESADOS EM POEIRAS DOMICILIARES, SANTO AMARO, BAHIA - CUNHA, Fernanda Gonçalves. Campinas, October 2015
Bernardino R. Figueiredo.

June 2015


6-month report from Local Chapter Leaders Drs Bernardino Figueiredo and Cassio Silva:

A number of Medical Geology related scientific events have been promoted in the last decade in connection with the biennial editions of Brazilian geological congresses and Brazilian geochemical congresses. Again in 2015 a technical scientific session on Medical Geology is planned to occur during the XV Brazilian Geochemical Congress to be held in Brasilia (Federal District) in October.

Besides the preparation of this activity, Dr. Fernanda Cunha (Geological Survey of Brazil) has conducted a short course on Medical Geology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, last April, as a part of the Geology Student Academic Week.

2014

A significant number of papers (70) were presented during the technical and scientific session “Environmental and Medical Geology” of the 47th Brazilian Geological Congress that was held in Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil, last September. Dr. Nelly Mañay, IMGA Chairperson, was the keynote speaker for the session that was conducted by Professors Bernardino Figueiredo and José Ângelo dos Anjos. In parallel, the future activities of the Medical Geology in Brazil for the period 2014-2015 were discussed during the Chapter business meeting previously included in the Congress programme. Additional activities conducted by various members of Brazil Chapter are reported below:

2011

The Brazil Chapter is very active and has 10 members, mainly environmental scientists. The Chapter is led by Dr. Bernardino Figueiredo (University of Campinas) and Dr. Cassio Silva (Geological Survey of Brazil). The Chapter is based on the former UNICAMP Chapter and it has recently organised one short course and several lectures at scientific meetings and universities.