|Document ID (ISN)||107482|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
|Convention or series no.
||Anastasiadou K., Gidarakos E.
||Toxicity evaluation for the broad area of the asbestos mine of northern Greece
||Jan. 2007, Vol.139, No.1, p.9-18. Illus. 20 ref.
||In this study, the environmental quality of an open-air asbestos mine in northern Greece was evaluated over a twelve-year period (1993-2005) by measuring and monitoring the concentration of asbestos fibres in air, soil and water. Measurements were also made in nearby villages. The mine ceased operations in the year 2000. Concentrations of chrysotile asbestos were lower than in older measurements taken at the same sampling points during the operation of the mine, but were still found to be high. The results of this work have provided a reliable framework for estimating the risk of the mine to its surrounding environment and helped to determine a plan for the remediation of the site. In addition, mathematical models based on human and animal studies were used to estimate the probability of a person developing cancer from breathing air containing asbestos fibres in the wider vicinity of the mine in order to define appropriate procedures for evaluating asbestos-related risk.
||Greece; asbestos; asbestos mining; environmental pollution; toxicity evaluation
||fibre counts; chrysotile; hazard evaluation; determination in air; neighbourhood protection; long-term study; water pollution; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Greece|
||Mines and quarries
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mining and quarrying