The use of atmospheric dispersion models in risk assessment decision support systems for pesticides

F.A.A.M. de Leeuw, W.A.J. van Pul, F. van den Berg, A.J. Gilbert

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Abstract

In the evaluation of potentially adverse effects of organic chemicals such as pesticides on the environment the atmosphere may play an important role. After its release to the atmosphere the chemical will be transported/dispersed in the atmosphere andfinally it will be removed either by atmospheric-chemical destruction or by deposition to the underlying soil or surface water. In a risk assessment decision support system both ambient concentrations and deposition fluxes must be known to evaluate the risk of direct exposure (inhalation) or the risk of soil and water contamination caused by deposition. This paper discusses the use of atmospheric dispersion models in such risk assessment decision support systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-145
JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
Volume62
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • pesticides
  • emission
  • air pollution
  • models
  • netherlands
  • decision support systems

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