Traduction en anglais : Assessment of risk of cancer caused by air pollution on the basis of regional pollution measurements according to the LAI study.
In the following paper the risk of cancer in different regions is assessed from concentrations of seven selected air pollutants according to the LAI study (LAI, 1992 ). The assessments are based on pollution concentrations gained from regional pollution measurements, respectively on pollution concentrations estimated by means of regression analyses.
At present in all of the regions considered the risk of cancer as calculated from the concentrations of these pollutants is considerably higher than the guide-line value of 1 : 2500.
However, the presented assessment of the risk of cancer is still uncertain because the concentrations of some of the pollutants are only estimated.
Therefore to satisfy the requirements for a responsible evaluation of the burdening of humans through air pollution on a regional scale, all of the air pollutants mentioned in the LAI study - with the exception of 2,3,7,8-TCDD - should be measured.
Only regional mean concentrations allow a satisfactory assessment of the risk of cancer.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Polluant, Teneur air ambiant, Analyse risque, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Pollutant, Ambient air concentration, Risk analysis, Malignant tumor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0184172
Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 21/05/1997.