Research and analysis

Principles for evaluating the human health risks from petroleum hydrocarbons in soils: a consultation paper

The report proposes an approach to the preparation of health criteria values, Soil Guideline Values and other supporting guidance for health risk assessment of hydrocarbons in soil.


Principles for Evaluating the Human Helath Risks from Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soils: A Consultation Paper

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A significant change to current UK practice is needed, in order to take account of the risk-based approach of Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the requirements of Town and Country Planning Acts, in which land contamination is a material planning consideration. The Environment Agency is inviting your views on the principles, before preparing a detailed risk-based approach to assessing health risks from petroleum hydrocarbons in soil.

Published 1 January 2003