NeWS: Digestate management and human health

SESSION A3 / 19 November 2020 / 11:45 - 13:00

NeWS: Digestate management and human health

Chair / Presidente: Alberto Pivato (IT)


One of the main concerns for human health regarding the spreading of biosolids (in particular compost and digestate) on agricultural land is the potential uptake of contaminants into plants which may bio-transfer into grazing animals or directly consumed by humans. The workshop context will contribute to establish a network of experts able to deepen the knowledge about digestate management alternatives, legal aspects, chemical and ecotoxicological characterisation and human risk analysis with the focus on the protection of human health.

  • A. Pivato (IT)

    Human health risk assessment of the use of digestate as soil fertilizer: the case of Veneto Region