Environmental impact and human health risks of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in the vicinity of a new hazardous waste incinerator: a case study.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/68620
Title:
Environmental impact and human health risks of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in the vicinity of a new hazardous waste incinerator: a case study.
Authors:
Ferré-Huguet, Núria; Nadal, Martí; Schuhmacher, Marta; Domingo, José L.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to assess the environmental impact of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) in the vicinity of a new hazardous waste incinerator (HWI) 4 years after regular operation of the facility. A double approach was carried out. The PCDD/F congener profiles corresponding to environmental samples, soil and herbage, collected before the HWI (baseline) and 4 years after starting regular operations, as well as PCDD/F profiles of air emission samples, were compared. The potential health risks (carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic) due to PCDD/F exposure were assessed for adults and children living in the neighborhood of the facility. Human exposure to PCDD/Fs was mainly due to dietary food intake. Comparisons between the PCDD/F congener profiles corresponding to the baseline and current surveys, as well as data concerning the human health risk assessment, indicate that the HWI in question does not cause additional risks to the environment orto the population living in the vicinity of the facility.
Citation:
Environ. Sci. Technol. 2006, 40 (1):61-66
Journal:
Environmental science & technology
Issue Date:
1-Jan-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/68620
PubMed ID:
16433333
Additional Links:
http://pubs.acs.org/toc/esthag/40/1
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
KEYWORDS - CLASSIFICATION: adverse effects;analysis;Benzofurans;cancer epidemiology;Dioxins;Environmental Exposure;Environmental Health;Environmental Monitoring;Hazardous Waste;Humans;Incineration;metabolism;Refuse Disposal;Research;Risk Assessment;Spain;Toxicology.
ISSN:
0013-936X
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dc.contributor.authorFerré-Huguet, Núria-
dc.contributor.authorNadal, Martí-
dc.contributor.authorSchuhmacher, Marta-
dc.contributor.authorDomingo, José L.-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-20T10:52:03Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-20T10:52:03Z-
dc.date.issued2006-01-01-
dc.identifier.citationEnviron. Sci. Technol. 2006, 40 (1):61-66en
dc.identifier.issn0013-936X-
dc.identifier.pmid16433333-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/68620-
dc.descriptionKEYWORDS - CLASSIFICATION: adverse effects;analysis;Benzofurans;cancer epidemiology;Dioxins;Environmental Exposure;Environmental Health;Environmental Monitoring;Hazardous Waste;Humans;Incineration;metabolism;Refuse Disposal;Research;Risk Assessment;Spain;Toxicology.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to assess the environmental impact of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) in the vicinity of a new hazardous waste incinerator (HWI) 4 years after regular operation of the facility. A double approach was carried out. The PCDD/F congener profiles corresponding to environmental samples, soil and herbage, collected before the HWI (baseline) and 4 years after starting regular operations, as well as PCDD/F profiles of air emission samples, were compared. The potential health risks (carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic) due to PCDD/F exposure were assessed for adults and children living in the neighborhood of the facility. Human exposure to PCDD/Fs was mainly due to dietary food intake. Comparisons between the PCDD/F congener profiles corresponding to the baseline and current surveys, as well as data concerning the human health risk assessment, indicate that the HWI in question does not cause additional risks to the environment orto the population living in the vicinity of the facility.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.acs.org/toc/esthag/40/1en
dc.subject.meshBenzofurans-
dc.subject.meshDioxins-
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Exposure-
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Monitoring-
dc.subject.meshHazardous Waste-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIncineration-
dc.subject.meshRefuse Disposal-
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessment-
dc.titleEnvironmental impact and human health risks of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in the vicinity of a new hazardous waste incinerator: a case study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEnvironmental science & technologyen
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