ECN publication
Aanbevelingen immissieonderzoek regio Beuningen/Nijmegen
Published by: Publication date:
ECN 1997
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--97-040 ECN publication
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In the village Weurt (municipality Beuningen, Netherlands) an increasedincidence of cancer was found. Therefore, a survey to assess the quality of the ambient air was carried out during 4 weeks in the months January and February of 1997 in Weurt and Nijmegen-West. The public health aspects of the air were compared with a similar region (Nijmegen-Oost). The results are presented in a separate report. The maximum permissible concentration was not exceeded for any of the materials that were measured (benzene, formaldehyde, PAH, Cd, Be, Cr, Ni, As). Differences between the average concentration for the metals, formaldehyde and benzene were not significant. Only for specific PAHs (emissions from traffic) the concentration was higher, although not alarming. Measurements should be carried out for a longer period to determine the total burden of air pollution in Weurt. It is recommended to determine the averaged monthly concentrations in both locations for one year. It is also recommended to take 48 daily samples in the location Weurt in order to be able to trace more precisely possible sources. The samples must be taken in the year that averaged monthly concentrations are determined and the sampling depends on meteorological conditions. 3 figs., 1 tab., 9 refs.

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