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Comparison of environmental and health risk assessment models; Ympaeristoe- ja terveysriskien arviointimenetelmien vertailu

Technical Report:

Abstract

This study compared four health risk assessment models, RISC-HUMAN, SOILIRISK, SNV-model and RISC and one analytical contaminant transport model ConSim used in Finland. In addition, experiments were done on the program linking spatial data to risk assessment. To determine the differences and similarities of results from risk assessment and contaminant transport models, they were used with input data obtained from three case study test sites. The test sites were service station, a landfill area contaminated with chlorinated organic substances and an industrial estate. The calculated indoor and outdoor concentrations differed less than one order of magnitude. The biggest differences were in the calculation of groundwater concentration. Significantly lower concentrations were obtained by using RISC than the other risk assessment model containing a groundwater migration option or the ConSim. SNV's model predicted the highest concentration that deviated from concentrations obtained by RISC, by at most two orders of magnitude, and concentrations calculated by SOILIRISK by less than one order of magnitude. (orig.)
Authors:
Kuusela-Lahtinen, A; Mroueh, U -M; Vahanne, P; Kling, T; Kapanen, A; [1]  Priha, M; [2]  Laine, E; [3]  Rossi, E [4] 
  1. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland)
  2. Ekolab Environmental Oy, Espoo (Finland)
  3. Aalto Univ, School of Science and Technology, Espoo (Finland)
  4. Esko Rossi Oy, Jyvaeskylae (Finland)
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 2010
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
VTT-TIED-2551
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 104 refs.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SOILS; LAND POLLUTION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; HEALTH HAZARDS; RISK ASSESSMENT; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS
OSTI ID:
1010374
Research Organizations:
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
Finnish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-951-38-7650-0; ISBN 978-951-38-7651-7; TRN: FI1103033
Availability:
Available at http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/tiedotteet/2010/T2551.pdf or from VTT's Knowledge Solutions. e-mail: julkaisut@vtt.fi
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
[182] p. pages
Announcement Date:
Apr 04, 2011

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Kuusela-Lahtinen, A, Mroueh, U -M, Vahanne, P, Kling, T, Kapanen, A, Priha, M, Laine, E, and Rossi, E. Comparison of environmental and health risk assessment models; Ympaeristoe- ja terveysriskien arviointimenetelmien vertailu. Finland: N. p., 2010. Web.
Kuusela-Lahtinen, A, Mroueh, U -M, Vahanne, P, Kling, T, Kapanen, A, Priha, M, Laine, E, & Rossi, E. Comparison of environmental and health risk assessment models; Ympaeristoe- ja terveysriskien arviointimenetelmien vertailu. Finland.
Kuusela-Lahtinen, A, Mroueh, U -M, Vahanne, P, Kling, T, Kapanen, A, Priha, M, Laine, E, and Rossi, E. 2010. "Comparison of environmental and health risk assessment models; Ympaeristoe- ja terveysriskien arviointimenetelmien vertailu." Finland.
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title = {Comparison of environmental and health risk assessment models; Ympaeristoe- ja terveysriskien arviointimenetelmien vertailu}
author = {Kuusela-Lahtinen, A, Mroueh, U -M, Vahanne, P, Kling, T, Kapanen, A, Priha, M, Laine, E, and Rossi, E}
abstractNote = {This study compared four health risk assessment models, RISC-HUMAN, SOILIRISK, SNV-model and RISC and one analytical contaminant transport model ConSim used in Finland. In addition, experiments were done on the program linking spatial data to risk assessment. To determine the differences and similarities of results from risk assessment and contaminant transport models, they were used with input data obtained from three case study test sites. The test sites were service station, a landfill area contaminated with chlorinated organic substances and an industrial estate. The calculated indoor and outdoor concentrations differed less than one order of magnitude. The biggest differences were in the calculation of groundwater concentration. Significantly lower concentrations were obtained by using RISC than the other risk assessment model containing a groundwater migration option or the ConSim. SNV's model predicted the highest concentration that deviated from concentrations obtained by RISC, by at most two orders of magnitude, and concentrations calculated by SOILIRISK by less than one order of magnitude. (orig.)}
place = {Finland}
year = {2010}
month = {Nov}
}