E3S Web Conf.
Volume 100, 201911th Conference on Interdisciplinary Problems in Environmental Protection and Engineering EKO-DOK 2019
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||10 June 2019|
Human health risk assessment of heavy metals in road dust collected in Cracow
Cracow University of Technology, Department of Environmental Engineering, Department of Environmental Technologies, ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155, Cracow, Poland
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Road dust is viewed as one of the major contributors for metal pollution in urban environment and long-term exposure can cause chronic damage through ways of inhalation, ingestion, and dermal contact so they pose a great threat on human health. The article presents a study conducted to determine the concentrations of seven heavy metals in road dust from a chosen street in Cracow, and the impact of heavy metals contamination in surface street dust on human health using Health Risk Assessment. The health risk was assessed using Hazard Quotient (HQ), Health Index (HI) and Carcinogenic Risk (RI).
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