Industrially contaminated sites: operational definition

Industrially contaminated sites: operational definition

One of the early goals of the Action was reaching a consensus about an operational definition of industrially contaminated sites, building on a previous one proposed by WHO and  taking into account the inherent heterogeneity behind the complex environmental health matter.

The adopted definition is the following:

Areas hosting or having hosted industrial human activities which have produced or might produce, directly or indirectly (waste disposals), chemical contamination of soil, surface or ground-water, air, food-chain, resulting or being able to result in human health impacts”.

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