Dr Daniel Magnone of the School of Geography, University of Lincoln, has published a co-authored paper in Scientific Reports, an online multidisciplinary, open access journal from the Nature Publishing Group.

The paper is about the environmental causes of arsenic pollution in groundwater in Cambodia, and relates to what the World Health Organisation have described as “the largest poisoning of a population in human history”.

Dr Magnone pictured on a fieldtrip to Cambodia.
Fieldwork taking place in Cambodia
Fieldwork taking place in Cambodia (sediment sample)

Dr Daniel Magnone, Lecturer in Soil and Sediment Geochemistry, says of his findings, “This research shows how environmental change over the last 10 thousand years relates to one of the greatest environmental disasters of modern times. These discoveries provide a geological framework which can be utilised in future research into the problem of arsenic in Cambodian groundwater.”

You can read the paper online.

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