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Probabilistic meta-analysis of risk from the exposure to Hg in artisanal gold mining communities in Colombia
Año:2014
Áreas de investigación
  • Evaluación de riesgos,
  • Contaminación atmosférica
Datos
Descripción
Colombia is one of the largest per capita mercury polluters in the world as a consequence of its artisanal gold mining activities. The severity of this problem in terms of potential health effects was evaluated by means of a probabilistic risk assessment carried out in the twelve departments (or provinces) in Colombia with the largest gold production. The two exposure pathways included in the risk assessment were inhalation of elemental Hg vapors and ingestion of fish contaminated with methyl mercury. Exposure parameters for the adult population (especially rates of fish consumption) were obtained from nation-wide surveys and concentrations of Hg in air and of methyl-mercury in fish were gathered from previous scientific studies. Fish consumption varied between departments and ranged from 0 to 0.3 kg d?1. Average concentrations of total mercury in fish (70 data) ranged from 0.026 to 3.3 lg g?1. A total of 550 individual measurements of Hg in workshop air (ranging from
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Chemosphere
ISSN
0045-6535
Factor de impacto JCR
3,137
Información de impacto
En 2012
Volumen
108
DOI
Número de revista
Desde la página
183
Hasta la página
189
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Participantes
  • Autor: Eduardo de Miguel Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Diana Clavijo (Colombia)
  • Autor: Marcelo Fabian Ortega Romero (UPM)
  • Autor: Amaia Gómez San Martín (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Estudios Ambientales
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