Title: Soil Generic Assessment Criteria for Human Health Risk Assessment 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2010 
Availability: January 2010 
Author 1/Producer: CL:AIRE 
Other Authors/Producers: AGS, EIC 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Publisher: CL:AIRE 
Publisher City: London, UK 
ISBN: 978-1-905046-20-1 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.claire.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=vi ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Short description: EXTRACT: This report presents the results of a collaborative effort of risk assessors from 26 EIC and AGS member companies to produce generic assessment criteria (GAC) for soils for human health risk assessment. The project involved the collation and review of physico-chemical data, toxicological data and information on background exposure for 44 contaminants sometimes encountered on land affected by contamination in the UK and the derivation of GAC for 351 of these using the CLEA model (v1.06). The GAC are intended to complement soil guideline values (SGV) produced by the Environment Agency of England and Wales and the 2nd edition GAC produced by LQM and CIEH (Nathanail et al, 2009). All three sets of assessment criteria have been derived in general accordance with the Environment Agency of England and Wales Contaminated Land Exposure Assessment (CLEA) guidance and thus the combined efforts of these three groups have resulted in a useful set of screening criteria for the assessment of risks to human health from soil contamination for more than 120 potentially contaminative substances. 
Link to Organisation(s): CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in the Real Environments)
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 24/02/2010

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