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A Multimedia, Multiple Pathway Exposure And Risk Assessment Using EHHRA-GIS: A Real Case Of Contamination Due To An Industrial Facility

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK000111

Volume

45

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,523 kb

Author(s)

S. Bagli & G. Spadoni

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to briefly introduce the software EHHRA-GIS which has been thought to evaluate and map risk on a territory. This tool is a Geographical Information System software package specifically designed to estimate potential human health risk from the management of industrial pollution. It employs an integrated, multimedia fate and transport modelling, multi-exposure pathways, and a multiple-receptors risk assessment model to evaluate risks may occur from long-term multimedia releases of chemicals from industrial emissions. To detail capabilities of numerical code the paper shows the application at a well known case of contamination. In particular the paper describes the results of the multi-

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