Title: Generic Assessment Criteria for Human Health Risk assessment 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> book / book chapter(s) 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year of publication: 2006 
Availability: . 
Author 1/Producer: Paul Nathanail 
Other Authors/Producers: Caroline McCaffrey, Mathew Ashmore, Yuanyuan Cheng, Andy Gillett, Paul Hooker and Richard Ogden 
Author / Producer Type: Consultancy, contractor or other service provider 
Publisher: Land Quality Press 
Publisher City: Land Quality Management Unit 8 Technology Drive Beeston Nottingham NG9 2ND 
ISBN: 0-9547474-3-7 
Format (e.g. PDF): Other 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->BTEX
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Chlorinated aliphatics
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Heavy metals
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->PAH
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Models
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
 
Short description: A publication describing the derivation of generic assessment criteria for use in the human health risk assessment of land contamination in the UK. These screening values have been derived in a conaboration between the UK's Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Land Quality Management Ltd. The publication includes GAC values for over 30 substances together with the underlying basis for their derivation including the fate and transport and toxicity input values. 
Long description:

In July 2006 LQM and CIEH facilitated a unique workshop at the University of Nottingham which resulted in the development of generic assessment criteria (GAC) compliant with UK policy and guidance for use in generic quantitative human health risk assessment.

The workshop brought together a number of practitioners from both the public and private sector who sourced contaminant specific toxicological and physico-chemical input data for use in the derivation of the GAC using the CLEA-UK (beta) risk assessment tool.

The delegates were guided in their preparation and during the workshop by LQM staff, who have also subjected the workshop outputs to rigorous review and prepared them for publication. The resulting publication was launched in November 2006 at an event held at CIEH, London.

The publication includes GAC values for over 30 substances together with the underlying basis for their derivation including the fate and transport and toxicity input values. It is hoped that this publication will assist the wider contaminated land community in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities in their day-to-day work in the management of land contamination. 

Link to Organisation(s): Land Quality Management
 
Submitted By: Dr Richard Ogden WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 02/11/2006