MULTI-MEDIA RISK ANALYSIS OF LEAD EXPOSURE FROM SECONDARY LEAD SMELTER EMISSIONS, AND RESULTING REMEDIAL ACTIONS.

Thomas J. Bierma, Stephen A. Tamplin, Sue A. Ramirez, Chris J. Wiant, Gareth R. Johnson

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Abstract

The paper reports on a two-part study conducted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Public Health. In the first part, environmental samples were taken to determine the approximate lead exposure levels to residents in the area from a variety of media: air, drinking water, soil and garden vegetables. These data were then used to estimate blood-lead levels, which in turn could be related to the risk of adverse health effects. The second part of the study involved measuring actual blood-lead levels in community members and obtaining additional information from these individuals concerning other sources of lead exposure such as the home or work environment. A dust sample from the households was also taken and the condition of painted surfaces in the home noted. Finally, the results of these two parts of the study were evaluated to determine if severe remedial action was required immediately, or if long-term solutions could be pursued that would be less disruptive to the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings, Annual Meeting - Air Pollution Control Association
Volume6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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