WIT Press


Assessment Of The Anthropogenic And Natural Risks In Environmental And Toxicological Studies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK080081

Volume

39

Pages

6

Page Range

75 - 80

Published

2008

Size

520 kb

Author(s)

G. Quartieri, P. Quercia, L. Quartieri & P. Avino

Abstract

Nowadays among different factors acting on human life, one of the most important is related to environmental and energetic problems: what is the risk analysis between the natural and anthropogenic carbon produced in the atmosphere? In the meantime, the investigation between organic carbon (primary and secondary origins) and elemental carbon (primary origin) is of fundamental importance both for studying the pneumoconiogen and toxic effects and consequently understanding the mechanism formation of some atmospheric phenomena such as the photochemical pollutant production. Keywords: carbon, anthropogenic sources, petroleum cave, natural risk, human health. 1 Introduction Nowadays, one of the most important factors acting on human life is related to environmental and energetic problems: what is the risk analysis between the natural and anthropogenic carbon produced in the atmosphere? The answer to this question is becoming much more important due to the implications on both human health and energetic solutions, which will increase in the near future. For these reasons, the measurement of organic carbon (OC) and elemental carbon (EC) assume fundamental aspects especially for evaluating the air quality resulting from the combustion process [1]. For instance, in urban areas these measurements allow definition of a specific index of autovehicular traffic and domestic heating (anthropogenic factors) for their persistence in air giving

Keywords

carbon, anthropogenic sources, petroleum cave, natural risk, human health.