Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2011, Pages 42 - 47

Airborne Levels of Uranium in the Surroundings of Various Industrial Facilities: Human Health Risks

Authors
Joaquim Rovira 0, Victoria Linares, Montserrat Bellés, Marti Nadal, José L. Domingo
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Joaquim Rovira
0Departament d’Enginyeria Quimica
Available Online 1 July 2011.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.2011.1.1.4How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Uranium; ambient air; industrial facilities; human health risks; Catalonia (Spain)
Abstract
This study was aimed at determining the levels of natural uranium (U) in air samples collected in the surroundings of various industrial facilities: three cement plants, two municipal solid waste incinerators, and a hazardous waste landfill in Catalonia (NE Spain). Although U concentrations were found to be similar or slightly higher than those reported in the scientific literature, the current airborne U levels should not mean any health risks for the population living close to these facilities.
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Journal
Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response
Volume-Issue
1 - 1
Pages
42 - 47
Publication Date
2011/07
ISSN (Online)
2210-8505
ISSN (Print)
2210-8491
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.2011.1.1.4How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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TY  - JOUR
AU  - Joaquim Rovira
AU  - Victoria Linares
AU  - Montserrat Bellés
AU  - Marti Nadal
AU  - José L. Domingo
PY  - 2011
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TI  - Airborne Levels of Uranium in the Surroundings of Various Industrial Facilities: Human Health Risks
JO  - Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response
SP  - 42
EP  - 47
VL  - 1
IS  - 1
SN  - 2210-8505
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