Title: Method for deriving site-specific human health assessment criteria for contaminants in soils 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> methodology description 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2003 
Availability: SNIFFER, SEPA, EA (2003) Method for Deriving Site-Specific Human Health Assessment Criteria for Contaminants in Soil (replaces Report SR(99)02F). Available from http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/epages/eapublications.storefront OR contact the Environment Agency direct, Phone: 08708 506506 or e-mail: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk. 
Author 1/Producer: SNIFFER 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.sniffer.org.uk/exe/download.asp?sniffer_executive ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 5736 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Soil-->Soil quality
 
Long description: This report describes a method for deriving Site-Specific Assessment Criteria (SSAC) for use when considering the risk to human health from chronic exposure to heavy metals (except lead), metalloids and organic substances in soil. The assessment criteria represent contaminant concentrations in soils, which if exceeded may be indicative of unacceptable risks to human health. It is envisaged that the method can be used as a tool during either the detailed quantitative risk assessment or the risk management process. A 2-page executive summary can be found at: http://www.sniffer.org.uk/exe/download.asp?sniffer_executive/LQ01exs.rtf Two data files accompany the report. These are available at: http://www.sniffer.org.uk/exe/download.asp?sniffer_outputs/Organics_worksheet_v1.02.xls http://www.sniffer.org.uk/exe/download.asp?sniffer_outputs/Metals_worksheet_v1.02.xls 
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