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Bisceglia L.,Direzione Generale ARPA Puglia | Giua R.,Direzione Generale ARPA Puglia | Morabito A.,Direzione Generale ARPA Puglia | Serinelli M.,Direzione Generale ARPA Puglia | And 4 more authors.
Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia | Year: 2010

Introduction: In 2009 the limit value of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) in ambient air of 1.0 ng/m3 has been exceeded in the urban district of Taranto near to the industrial area, where a several large plants are located, including an integrated cycle steel plant. Objective: To identify emission sources and quantify relative contribution to the PAHs levels; to estimate health impact associated to PAHs exposure in general population. Methods: Multivariate receptor models have been used. Concentration of PAHs measured in 4 location in Taranto in 2008-2009 have been analyzed. 5 different models estimated profiles of unknown sources and identified significant chemical species. To compute the lung cancer risk the WHO unit risk estimate for BaP (8.7 × 10-5 ng/m3) has been adopted. Results: Models employed identify 3 to 4 emission sources. Estimated profiles have been compared with measured ones. Based on the average annual BaP level measured (1.3 ng/m3), 2 attributable cancer cases in the district Taranto population are estimated to result from a life-time exposure. Conclusions: Among different emissive sources, the analysis identifies theoretical sources whose profiles, compared with observed data, allow to identify dominant contributions to PAHs pollution and to design corrective actions to reduce environmental and health impact. © PI-ME, Pavia 2010.


the purpose of this study is to assess the potential health impact of the start-up of a new incinerator in general population living near the facility in Modugno, province of Bari (Puglia Region, Italy), in combination with the existent Combined-Cycle combustion Gas Turbine (CCGT) power generation facility. an algorithm was used to calculate the number of cases (deaths and hospital admissions) associated with a given concentrations of PM10, the exposed population, the specific mortality/morbidity rate. For every health end-point, an estimate of RR was obtained from the literature. Using PM10 as tracer, simulations were made of incinerator emissions fallout. Residents within 2 km radius from the plants were considered. with the reduction of the average concentration of PM10 to 40 μg/m(3), 0.12% of natural causes of death could be prevented. Proportionally, the increment in PM10 concentration of 1 μg/m(3) could be associated to 0.02% of deaths. the estimated health impact of the incinerator emissions doesn't modify the epidemiological profile for the population living nearby.


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Type: Journal Article | Journal: Epidemiologia e prevenzione | Year: 2012

the purpose of this study is to assess the potential health impact of the start-up of a new incinerator in general population living near the facility in Modugno, province of Bari (Puglia Region, Italy), in combination with the existent Combined-Cycle combustion Gas Turbine (CCGT) power generation facility.an algorithm was used to calculate the number of cases (deaths and hospital admissions) associated with a given concentrations of PM10, the exposed population, the specific mortality/morbidity rate. For every health end-point, an estimate of RR was obtained from the literature. Using PM10 as tracer, simulations were made of incinerator emissions fallout. Residents within 2 km radius from the plants were considered.with the reduction of the average concentration of PM10 to 40 g/m(3), 0.12% of natural causes of death could be prevented. Proportionally, the increment in PM10 concentration of 1 g/m(3) could be associated to 0.02% of deaths.the estimated health impact of the incinerator emissions doesnt modify the epidemiological profile for the population living nearby.

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