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Health risk assessment of urban population exposure to contaminants in the soils of the Southern Kuzbass
Author(s): N. A. Osipova; N. P. Tarasova; K. Yu. Osipov; D. I. Maximova
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Paper Abstract

This study concerns the human health risk due to exposure of Co, Cu, As, Mn contained in soils of the Southern Kuzbass, where the coal industry is developed. Soil samples of 200 were taken in Mezhdurechensk - city with intensive coal mining and processing industries. The content of heavy metals in samples were determined using the electron spectroscopy. Several samples were also investigated by methods of the instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and the inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). With regard to the effects of heavy metals on the adult population health the total Hazard Index (HI) for ingestion and inhalation routes was 0.87×10-1 and 7.8×10-1 respectively. According to the contribution of Co, Cu, As, Mn to the total HI the elements form the decreasing series Mn (0,42-0,50)> Co (0.18-0.20)> Cu (0,13-0,19 )> As (0,05-0,09). These chemical elements are present in the organic and inorganic forms in coals and coal wastes. Ranking the city territory has shown that administrative districts have different HI values (8.4 10-1 - 8.8 10-1). When analyzing the human health risks of coal mining and coal-processing enterprises the impact of heavy metals as components of coals and combustion products should be taken into account.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9680, 21st International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 968072 (19 November 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2205958
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N. A. Osipova, Tomsk Polytechnic Univ. (Russian Federation)
N. P. Tarasova, D. Mendeleev Univ. of Chemical Technology of Russia (Russian Federation)
K. Yu. Osipov, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
D. I. Maximova, Tomsk Polytechnic Univ. (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9680:
21st International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Oleg A. Romanovskii, Editor(s)

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