Myriam Janin
Paula Reis Marinho
TRACE-DUST: Chemical and isotopic properties as tracers of airborne particles collected from the Estarreja and Provence OHMs: implications to exposure and human health risk assessment
Toxic concentrations of potentially harmful elements in ambient air can lead to (1) hazardous impact of airborne PM in the health of the population and (2) contamination of water supplies, edible crops and human food supply.
Estarreja and Provence regions are impacted by industrials activities, road traffic and growing urbanization and their air quality degradation is a major issue in terms of health risks and environmental impact. Exposure to PM has been associated with respiratory symptoms, decreased lung function, worsening of asthma and the development of chronic bronchitis.
Considering that dust is the most important contributor for nonpoint source pollutants to aquatic and terrestrial systems, dust deposition data is relevant information to assess potential impacts on humans and ecosystems.
This multi-proxy study aims at correlating dust origin (using isotopes “fingerprints”) and physicochemical dust properties, to potential risks (magnitude of exposure and bioavailability) in terms of human health and environmental effect.
Projet ROHM
OHM(s) concerné(s)
  • Bassin Minier de Provence
  • Estarreja
Biogéochimie, Chimie, Géologie, Paléoenvironnement


Myriam Janin est maître de conférences à l’Université de Nîmes depuis 2012. Docteur en géochimie isotopique de l’Université de Brest (2010), elle est spécialisée dans l’utilisation des méthodes chimiques et isotopiques dans le traçage des processus environnementaux. Ses différents travaux concernent aussi bien l’origine des roches, la traçabilité des produits agroalimentaires, que l’impact des PM, avec par exemple la publication dans Particle&Fibre Toxicology de « Low solubility particles and Trojan-horse type mechanism of toxicity: the case of cobalt oxide on human lung cells»(2015).
Depuis 2014 elle est impliquée dans 3 projets portés par les OHM-BMP et LitMed sur la caractérisation des PM et l’utilisation des isotopes pour leur traçabilité.
Ses principales publications sur ces thématiques sont :
Janin M., Techer I., Boutonnet F., Fromage-Mariette A., et al. (2015) : 87Sr/86Sr Signature of Atmospheric PM for Sources Emissions Monitoring. Goldschmidt Abstracts, 2015-1418
Medini, S., Janin, M., et al. (2015). Methodological development for 87Sr/86Sr measurement in olive oil and preliminary discussion of its use for geographical traceability of PDO Nîmes (France). Food Chemistry 171, 78-83, doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.08.121 IF2013: 3.259
Janin, M., Medini, S. Techer, I., (2014). Methods for PDO olive oils traceability: State of art and discussion about the possible contribution of Strontium isotopic tool. European Food Research and Technology 239, 745-754.
Janin, M., Hémond, C., et al., (2012). Amsterdam-St. Paul plateau: a complex hotspot/DUPAL-flavored MORB interaction. Geochemistry,Geophysics,Geosystems, 13, Q09016
Depuis 2012 M. Janin a été impliqué dans l’encadrement de plusieurs étudiants de master ainsi que d’un étudiant en thèse


Paula,Yves,Marina,Fernando ,Cristiana ,Jean-Claude,Pierre Etienne,José Francisco Reis,Noack, Cabral Pinto,Rocha,Santos,Raynal,Mathe,Santos
AP Reis graduates in Geological Engineering by the University of Aveiro (UA) in 1990 and obtains her PhD degree in Geosciences by the same university in 1997. During her PhD, AP Reis carries out research on geochemical exploration of mineral resources. Since obtaining her PhD degree AP Reis publishes 2 book chapters and 33 papers in international peer review journals with an accumulated impact factor of 67, over 300 citations and a w-index of 10. AP Reis also publishes under the name of Paula Reis, Paula Marinho and Amélia Reis. AP Reis is Guest Editor in Special Issues of Applied Geochemistry and Environmental Geochemistry and Health. AP Reis has also published about 100 papers in National and International Conferences Proceedings and is reviewer for several ISI journals. AP Reis has been participating and coordinating several national and international R&D Projects. AP Reis is member of the Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe (BARGE) since 2009 and participates in the 2nd BARGE inter-laboratory trial that is being carried out to validate the Unified Bioaccessibility Method (UBM). AP Reis main areas of scientific activity are data analysis, geostatistics, spatial modeling, environmental geochemistry and health, and urban geochemistry. Present research interests include research on human bioaccessibility of potentially harmful elements in soil, dust and homegrown food stuffs, solid-phase distribution of potentially harmful elements and metal speciation, as well as health risk assessment studies in contaminated land. Since her graduation AP Reis completed the supervision of 3 undergraduate students and 3 MSc students.
Paula,Yves,Marina,Fernando ,Cristiana ,Jean-Claude,Pierre Etienne,José Francisco Reis,Noack, Cabral Pinto,Rocha,Santos,Raynal,Mathe,Santos
Coordinateur du Projet PACTES-BMP : Particules Atmosphériques dans le Bassin Minier de Provence : Caractérisation, Toxicologie et Evaluation Sociétale (Financement ADEME-Industriels-Communauté du Pays d'Aix)
Coordinateur scientifique du projet ICOS@O3HP (tour de mesure des GES), soutenu par l'INEE, la région PACA et le FEDER
Participations à projets financés par ECCOREV :
- Mécanismes d’action des anomalies chromosomiques induites par les particules PM2.5 dans le cadre du programme PACTES-BMP (Particules Atmosphériques: Caractérisation, Toxicité et Évaluation Sociétale dans le Bassin Minier de Provence). AO 2012, IMBE – CEREGE
- Toxicite des particules atmosphériques fines (pm 2.5) dans les territoires des ohm du bassin minier de provence et d’ Estarreja. AO 2013, IMBE – CEREGE
- Ingestion of dusts by young children : physico‐chemical characterization, bioaccessibility and genotoxicity. AO 2014, CEREGE – IMBE – GEOBIOTEC
Publications :
REIS A.P., et al. (2014) - Assessing the human health risk for aluminium, zinc and lead in outdoor dusts collected in recreational sites used by children at an industrial area in the western part of the Bassin Minier de Provence, France. J. African Earth Sciences,99, 724-734
REIS A.P., et al. (2014) - Assessing human exposure to aluminium, chromium and vanadium through outdoor dust ingestion in the Bassin Minier de Provence, France. Environ Geochem Health, 36,303-317.
PATINHA C., et al. (2014) - The mobility and human oral bioaccessibility of Zn and Pb in urban dusts of Estarreja (N Portugal). Environ Geochem Health,
Cabral Pinto
Paula,Yves,Marina,Fernando ,Cristiana ,Jean-Claude,Pierre Etienne,José Francisco Reis,Noack, Cabral Pinto,Rocha,Santos,Raynal,Mathe,Santos
Paula,Yves,Marina,Fernando ,Cristiana ,Jean-Claude,Pierre Etienne,José Francisco Reis,Noack, Cabral Pinto,Rocha,Santos,Raynal,Mathe,Santos
Fernando Rocha is Professor of Mineral Resources at the University of Aveiro (Portugal), being the Director of Geobiotec Research Centre since its foundation in 2007.
Degree in Geology (Univ. Lisboa, 1984), Ph.D. in Geosciences (Univ. Aveiro, 1994), Aggregation (Doctor of science, Habilitation) in Geosciences (Univ. Aveiro, 2000). Head of the Department of Geosciences (1998/99, 2000/01, 2011/14), Pro-Rector (2003/2007) and Vice-Rector (2008/2010); supervised 5 post-doctoral projects and 23 PhD projects, as well as 5 National Projects, 1 International and 9 Bilaterals.
His research is focused on clay minerals, industrial minerals in general and traditional building materials, with Medical Geology, Coastal and Marine Geology as secondary interests, having published 388 full papers (149 in Web of Science indexed journals).
ResearcherID: A-4532-2009
Scopus Author ID 8626859600
ORCID: 0000-0002-3636-3933
Paula,Yves,Marina,Fernando ,Cristiana ,Jean-Claude,Pierre Etienne,José Francisco Reis,Noack, Cabral Pinto,Rocha,Santos,Raynal,Mathe,Santos
Cristiana Sofia de Almeida Costa, identification number 13237369, was graduated in Biology and Geology by University of Aveiro in 2008. In 2010, ends her Master degree in Geomaterials and Geological Resources in a cooperation between the University of Aveiro and the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, in addition to having held one semester of her studies at the State University of Campinas in Brazil. Has being developing research about clays, geologic materials in earth construction (in particularly, construction with adobe) and metakaolin resources in Portugal. Have cooperated in laboratory coordination of some Master students of Civil Engineering or Geological Engineering. In addition, studies setting of potentially harmful elements by clay in the soil. Published three full papers on Scitation Index Journals, has one paper in conference proceeding and twelve presentations (poster or oral), and wainting for the acceptance of three papers on Scitation Index Journals. On February 7 did a presentation about “Characterization of block adobes from Aveiro (Portugal)”, JUNIORSTAV 2013 Conference in Brno (Czech Republic), which obtained a prize for one of the three best performances. Nowadays is a Phd fellowship developing research about “Development and optimization methodologies for characterization of geological materials for adobe contruction”.
Paula,Yves,Marina,Fernando ,Cristiana ,Jean-Claude,Pierre Etienne,José Francisco Reis,Noack, Cabral Pinto,Rocha,Santos,Raynal,Mathe,Santos
Pierre Etienne
Paula,Yves,Marina,Fernando ,Cristiana ,Jean-Claude,Pierre Etienne,José Francisco Reis,Noack, Cabral Pinto,Rocha,Santos,Raynal,Mathe,Santos
Technopôle de l'environnement Arbois-Méditerranée, BP 80,
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Né le 15/07/1966, à Poitiers
1996 : Thèse, Université Paul Cézanne : « Applications du paléomagnétisme et du magnétisme des roches à l’étude des processus d’altération supergènes. »
1998 : Post-doctorat, Université de Canberra/CSIRO : Lanscape evolution and mining exploration
Depuis 1999 : Maître de Conférences en géophysique, AMU

Coordination de projets en relation avec le sujet:
- PAI franco-polonais Polonium : Caractérisation des poussières anthropogéniques par leurs propriétés magnétiques en vue de leur utilisation en tant que traceur dans les sols pollués de zones industrielles.
- OHM-BMP 2014 : Signatures Isotopiques et Magnétiques des Particules Atmosphériques du Bassin Minier de Provence.

Publications de rang A : 21 ; rang B, conférences internationales/ invité : 35.
4 co-supervisions de thèse ; Master 8 ; 21 étudiants MAEVA sur problématiques BMP Terrils.
Signataire de la Charte des OHM depuis 2009
José Francisco
Paula,Yves,Marina,Fernando ,Cristiana ,Jean-Claude,Pierre Etienne,José Francisco Reis,Noack, Cabral Pinto,Rocha,Santos,Raynal,Mathe,Santos
José Francisco Santos is an Assistant Professor of Geosciences at the University of Aveiro (UA). He received his BSc and PhD degrees in geology from the universities of Lisbon and Aveiro, respectively. His main research interests are radiogenic isotope geology, geochemistry, igneous and metamorphic petrology, provenance studies and marine geology. He has been involved in the teams of eight research projects (six already concluded, two still active) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal) and one funded by UNESCO/IUGS (concluded). He was the principal investigator of the Petrochron project (PTDC/CTE-GIX/112561/2009), which received funding amounting to 92000 euros. José Santos has participated in different committees at both department and university levels. In the Geobiotec research unit, he is the Head of the Lithospheric Evolution group and of the Laboratory of Isotope Geology. Recently (since June 1st, 2015), José Santos became also Head of the Department of Geosciences of the UA, a position in which he has already served in the period 2006-2008.
He has participated as author or co-author in 160 publications (articles, book chapters, communications to scientific conferences), 27 corresponding to articles in journals indexed in SCOPUS. He has also reviewed articles for several scientific journals, namely Tectonophysics (Elsevier), Precambrian Research (Elsevier), Geochemical Journal (Geochemical Society of Japan), Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer), Comunicações Geológicas (LNEG, Portugal).