Fabio Petrella

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The distribution and speciation of heavy metals in five agricultural soils of Piedmont Region (north-western Italy) were investigated. Ten metals, namely Al, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Ti and Zn were considered. Analytical determinations were performed by atomic emission or atomic absorption spectroscopy after microwave sample dissolution in acid solution.(More)
Invasive alien species can dramatically change the litter and organic matter decomposition rate, nutrient cycling and availability, thus threatening the ecosystem functionality. We assessed the effect of red oak (QR) introduction on low fertility well-developed soils, originally covered by Quercus robur L. (QC). We determined litter and soil organic matter(More)
The mission of the Institute of Environment and Sustainability is to provide scientific and technical support to EU strategies for the protection of the environment and sustainable development. Employing an integrated approach to the investigation of air, water and soil contaminants, its goals are sustainable management of water resources, protection and(More)
  • F Petrella
  • Giornale italiano di medicina del lavoro ed…
  • 2000
After pointing out that the treatises of psychiatry usually lack chapters devoted to work psychopathology, the author discusses the relationship between occupation and mental disease, underlining the importance of a careful occupational anamnesis, and focussing on three fundamental aspects. The first aspect regards mental diseases which may negatively(More)
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