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Environmental Monitoring Strategies for Assessing Chemical Threats to Public Health


Abstract Monitoring human exposure to chemicals posing public health threats is critically important for risk management and for informing regulatory actions. Chemical threats result from both environmental pollutants and elected substance use (e.g., consumption of drugs, alcohol and tobacco). Measuring chemical occurrence and concentrations in environmental matrices can help to pinpoint human exposure routes. For instance, indoor dust, a sink of indoor environmental contaminants, can serve to assess indoor air contamination and associated human exposures. Urban wastewater arriving at treatment plants contains urine and stool from the general population, the analysis of which can provide information on chemical threats in the community and ongoing h... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Chen, Jing (Author) / Halden, Rolf U (Advisor) / Borges, Chad R (Committee member) / Abbaszadegan, Morteza (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental science / Environmental health / Analytical chemistry / Emerging contaminants / Indoor dust / Public health / Sewage sludge / Wastewater
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 168 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Biological Design 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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