Assessing health risk from benzene pollution in an urban area

Roberto Carletti, Daniela Romano

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A health hazard, specifically the leukaemia risk, is evaluated from different sources of benzene exposure with relation to a population living in an urban area of Italy. The population exposure is calculated for a reference year by sex and lyfestyle, with respect to smokers and non smokers. Potential health risk is therefore quantified by means of mathematical models and the relative significance of the different sources is described. The results of the analysis are useful for the identification of appropriate risk reduction strategies to minimize exposure, in particular when resulting from lifestyle and personal activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135 - 148
Number of pages14
JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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