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dc.contributor.authorEijsackers, H.
dc.contributor.authorSwartjes, F.A.
dc.contributor.authorVan Rensburg, L.
dc.contributor.authorMaboeta, M.S.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-21T12:35:25Z
dc.date.available2016-11-21T12:35:25Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationEijsackers, H. et al. 2014. The need for attuned soil quality risk assessment for non-Western humans and ecosystems, exemplified by mining areas in South Africa. Environmental science and policy, 44:174-180. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2014.07.017]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1462-9011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/19473
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2014.07.017
dc.description.abstractWorldwide, soils are under threat of deterioration and contamination due to anthropogenic activities. Whilst risk assessment of soils in Europe has been well studied, the same cannot be said of soils in Southern Africa. Soil screening values exist in SA, which enables soil quality assessment, but lack a clear risk-based scientific foundation and site-specific risk assessment. This is specified, in the light of the proximity of mine tailings disposal facilities to residential areas, exposing people to a wide range of possible contaminants. The aim of this paper is to give an overview of soil quality risk assessment with specific reference to European models, and to explore how these could be used in a Southern African context where soil quality risk assessment is a relatively new and insufficiently investigated field. Therefore, the attention in this paper is on typical non-Western conditions to which soil quality risk assessment has to be attuned.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectHuman exposureen_US
dc.subjectMiningen_US
dc.subjectRisk assessmenten_US
dc.subjectSoil qualityen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleThe need for attuned soil quality risk assessment for non-Western humans and ecosystems, exemplified by mining areas in South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID12407216 - Maboeta, Mark Steve


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