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Program and Abstracts: The Seventeenth Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE): Abstracts

PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS IN TRANSPORT EMISSIONS AND HEALTH.THE CZECH REPUBLIC EXPERIENCE

Adamec, V*; Bencko, V; Dufek, J*; Jedlicka, J*

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ISEE-393

This presentation introduces the situation of POPs transport emissions in the Czech Republic since 1993 including the prediction to 2010 year, determination of emission factors, possibilities of its reduction and legislative framework. From achieved results it is evident that the emissions from the road and railway transport exceed 20.8 tons in 2003. The naphtalene creates more than 90% in emissions of vehicles fulfilling EURO I-III limits. The phenanthrene (about 50% of PAHs) predominates in emissions of older gasoline vehicles that do not fulfil EURO limits, naphtalene content is about 10% at such vehicles. Total emissions of PCDDs and PCDFs are relatively low. Mostly older vehicles, manufactured before acceptance of EURO limits. The potential health risks related to human exposure to transport emissions are discussed.

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