Title: An Introduction to Land Contamination for Public Health Professionals 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2009 
Author 1/Producer: Health Protection Agency - HPA 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Chemical Hazards and Poisons Division (Cardiff), Health Protection Agency 
Publisher City: University of Wales Institute Cardiff Colchester Avenue Cardiff Wales UK 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.hpa.org.uk/webw/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/12 ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->management&admin
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
Short description: EXTRACT: The purpose of this document is to introduce environmental public health practitioners to the process used for dealing with land contamination. The document aims to provide an overview of public health issues surrounding land contamination and the public health risk assessment process. This includes aspects of the environmental protection regimes where they apply to the protection of public health from substances contained in, on or under land, determination of sites as “contaminated land” as well as risk assessment procedures. Where more in-depth information is required, the appendices contain additional information including a guide to other documents available. It is hoped that this will be a useful guide to the public health issues surrounding land contamination and the regulatory processes used to examine and mitigate the impacts of land contamination. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 23/08/2009

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