Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2012, Pages 13 - 20
Environmental Pollution and Human Health Risks near a Hazardous Waste Landfill. Temporal Trends
Joaquim Rovira, Montse Mari, Marta Schuhmacher, Martí Nadal, José L. Domingo
Received 10 October 2011, Accepted 12 March 2012, Available Online 1 May 2012.
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- Hazardous waste landfill; PCDD/Fs; heavy metals; risk assessment; Castellolí (Catalonia, Spain)
- 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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TY - JOUR AU - Joaquim Rovira AU - Montse Mari AU - Marta Schuhmacher AU - Martí Nadal AU - José L. Domingo PY - 2012 DA - 2012/05 TI - Environmental Pollution and Human Health Risks near a Hazardous Waste Landfill. Temporal Trends JO - Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response SP - 13 EP - 20 VL - 2 IS - 1 SN - 2210-8505 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.2012.2.1.2 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.2012.2.1.2 ID - Rovira2012 ER -