Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 38/2016

Occurring asbestos in agricultural soils serpentinite-metabasite derivate (Calabria, southern Italy)

Andrea Bloise (a), Manuela Catalano (a) & Rosalda Punturo (b)
(a) Dipartimento di Biologia, Ecologia e Scienze della Terra - Università della Calabria, Via Pietro Bucci, Cubo 15b, 87036, Rende, Italy. Corresponding author e-mail: (b) Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche ed Ambientali - Università degli Studi di Catania, Corso Italia, 57, 95129, Catania, Italy.

Volume: 38/2016
Pages: 6-8


Since soils that developed on serpentinite-metabasite bedrocks could be rich in asbestos minerals which are known to have a negative impact on agricultural activity and on environmental quality, six agricultural soil samples close to the urban centers of Conflenti and Decollatura (Sila Piccola, Calabria) have been collected and characterized by using different analytical techniques.


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