Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2012, Pages 13 - 20

Environmental Pollution and Human Health Risks near a Hazardous Waste Landfill. Temporal Trends

Authors
Joaquim Rovira, Montse Mari, Marta Schuhmacher, Martí Nadal, José L. Domingo
Corresponding Author
Joaquim Rovira
Received 10 October 2011, Accepted 12 March 2012, Available Online 1 May 2012.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.2012.2.1.2How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Hazardous waste landfill; PCDD/Fs; heavy metals; risk assessment; Castellolí (Catalonia, Spain)
Abstract
The human health risk assessment associated to the human exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) and metals for the population living near a hazardous waste landfill (HWL) in Catalonia (Spain) is here presented. In summer of 2009 and 2010, two monitoring campaigns were performed by analyzing the levels of PCDD/Fs and some elements (As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Ni, and Pb) in air and soil samples around the HWL. Airborne pollutant levels were very low and without tendency found depending the distance to the facility, while higher levels were found in soils inside and close to the facility. Anyhow, current health risks associated with those contaminants were within acceptable ranges. Notwithstanding, it is recommended to continue with the monitoring program to detect any potential future change in the health risks.
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Journal
Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response
Volume-Issue
2 - 1
Pages
13 - 20
Publication Date
2012/05
ISSN (Online)
2210-8505
ISSN (Print)
2210-8491
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.2012.2.1.2How 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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