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Author Fauser, Patrik, author

Title Risk of air pollution in relation to cancer in the Nordic countries / Fauser, P., Ketzel, M., Becker, T., Plejdrup, M., Brandt, J., Gidhagen, L., Omstedt, G., Sk̄rman, T., Bartonova, A., Schwarze, P., Karvosenoja, N., Paunu, V-V., Kukkonen, J. and Karppinen, A
Published Copenhagen : Nordic Council of Ministers, 2016
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Series TemaNord
Contents Foreword -- Summary -- Project aims and outlook -- Introduction: Air concentrations and cancer risk -- Denmark -- Finland -- Sweden -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Acknowledgements -- References
Summary Seventeen pollutants (particles, heavy metals, inorganic gasses and organic compounds) are for the first time analyzed in a screening of the carcinogenic risk at very high resolution and large scale in ambient air in the Nordic countries. Modelled 2010 annual mean air concentrations show no exceedances of the EU air quality values. The only exceedance of US-EPA 1:100,000 cancer risk concentrations occurs for the PAH BaP in Denmark. However, the EU target value threshold for BaP is not exceeded. No emission data for BaP are available for the other countries and important uncertainties are still related to the Danish emissions. Long-range transport is significant except for BaP that originates mostly from residential wood combustion. It is recommended to monitor the influence from residential wood combustion more extensively, and to analyze longer time trends for long-term human exposure
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource, title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 14, 2016)
Subject Air -- Pollution -- Health aspects -- Scandinavia.
Lungs -- Cancer -- Risk factors.
Form Electronic book
Author Bartonova, Tina, author
Becker, Thomas, author
Brandt, Jørgen, author
Gidhagen, Lars, author
Karppinen, Ari, author
Karvosenoja, Niko, author
Ketzel, Matthias, author
Kukkonen, Jaakko, author
Omstedt, Gunnar, author
Paunu, Ville-Veikko, author
Plejdrup, Marlene, author
Schwarze, Per, author
Skårman, Tina, author
ISBN 9289346345 (electronic bk.)
9789289346344 (electronic bk.)