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Assessment of community response to odorous emissions

The annoyance response resulting from exposure to odorous releases from industrial activities is assessed with the aim of providing defensible numerical limits for regulating odour exposure in the UK.

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The purpose of this report is to provide the scientific background to assist in identifying defensible numerical limits for regulating exposure to odours in the UK, and identify further supporting research work as required to underpin such limits. The report is aimed at Environment Agency personnel and those interested parties that have a background in science and professional experience and expertise in managing environmental odour annoyance.