Title: Questionnaire survey on the use of in-vitro bioaccessibility in human health risk assessment 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2006 
Availability: Environment Agency. (2006) Questionnaire survey on the use of in-vitro bioaccessibility in human health risk assessment. Science Report SC040060/SR1, Environment Agency Bristol., UK ISBN 1857050525 
Author 1/Producer: Environment Agency 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Environment Agency 
Publisher City: Bristol, UK 
ISBN: 1844325970 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/pdf/SCHO0906BL ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 757 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->management&admin
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Human health
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
 
Short description: The results of a questionnaire survey of local and unitary authorities in England and Wales on the bioaccessibility testing of metals in soils for human health risk assessment 
Long description: The Environment Agency have carried out a questionnaire survey with the Local Authorities of England and Wales to capture their experiences on the use of bioaccessibility testing in human health risk assessment of land contamination. Of the 375 local and unitary authorities (LAs) in England and Wales, 99 responded. The survey indicated that arsenic is the main metal/metalloid contaminant of concern, followed by lead, nickel and cadmium. A number of LAs use bioaccessibility data in their decision making for risk management whereas some highlight the need for a regulatory guidance on how to generate and use data in risk assessment. A number of inconsistencies are also identified in the views and approaches on the use of in-vitro bioaccessibility testing. 
Link to Organisation(s): Environment Agency (England and Wales)
 
Submitted By: Mr Bob Barnes WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 27/10/2006