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Soil Contamination Health Risks in Czech Proposal of Soil Protection Legislation



Year of publication 2016
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Description A new system of soil contamination limit values proposed for Czech legislation is described. The system is based on the hierarchical limit values system with two levels. The first one—prevention limit—defined background values of risk lements (REs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Czech agricultural soils supported by the data from soil monitoring system. The second one—indication limit—is defined for human health protection by two principles, the protection of food chain and the protection of direct human health risks by inhalation, dermal and oral intake of RE and POPs in soil particles on the field. The practical application of limit values proposal was applied in the roject focused on soil contamination influence on health and environmental risks in fluvial zones of Czech important river basins. The floodplain soils belong to the most contaminated soils in Europe generally and the project defined the potential fluvial areas with increased human health risks.

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