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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Application of health risk assessment models to South African conditions

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DIAB R.D. ; MULLER E. ; MATOOANE M. ;

Abstract

South Africa is characterised by a mix of air pollution problems associated with urban-industrial activities and the domestic use of biofuels, both of which have negative human health risks. Based on empirical data it is shown that it is of critical importance to have locally derived exposure values rather than default values. This can shift an outcome from one of no risk to one of severe health risk. It is concluded that the United States health risk framework provides a rapid and simple method of assessing health risk, provided cognisance is taken of certain local input parameters, in particular exposure values. - (AJC)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : South African geographical journal / ISSN 0373-6245 / CODEN SGEJAH

Editor : Routledge, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (19)

Millesime : 2006, vol. 88, no2 [pp. 159-165]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 7407

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