Human health risk assessment of trichloroethylene from Industrial Complex A

Saemi Sin, Sang Hoon Byeon

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Abstract

This study investigated the human health risks of trichloroethylene from Industrial Complex A. The excessive carcinogenic risks for central tendency exposure were 1.40 × 10-5 for male and female residents in the vicinity of Industrial Complex A. The excessive cancers risk for reasonable maximum exposure were 2.88 × 10-5 and 1.97 × 10-5 for males and females, respectively. These values indicate that there are potential cancer risks for exposure to these concentrations. The hazard index for central tendency exposure to trichloroethylene was 1.71 for male and female residents. The hazard indexes for reasonable maximum exposure were 3.27 and 2.41 for males and females, respectively. These values were over one, which is equivalent to the thresholdvalue. This result showed that adverse cancer and non-cancer health effects may occur and that some risk management of trichloroethylene from Industrial Complex A was needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalToxicological Research
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • A industrial complex
  • Passive sampler
  • Risk assessment
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Volatile organic compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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