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Bioaccessibility of potentially harmful soil elements

Cave, Mark. 2012 Bioaccessibility of potentially harmful soil elements. Environmental Scientist, 21 (3). 26-29.

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Abstract/Summary

Quantitative guidelines for assessing risks from potentially harmful elements in soil are associated with several scientific problems. There are difficulties in establishing concentrations of contaminants beyond which risks from exposure to these contaminants would be unacceptable. This requires not only scientific (toxicological) information on the health effects, but also an element of judgement on what is unacceptable risk. In addition, soil is only one of the sources of contaminant exposure, and its effect, and the cost of dealing with it, needs to be kept in proportion with the total exposure to contaminants from all sources.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Land Use, Planning and Development
ISSN: 0966 8411
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Health
Date made live: 05 Sep 2012 15:47
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/19463

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