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Health risk assessment of volatile organic compounds exposure near Daegu dyeing industrial complex in South Korea

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Title
Health risk assessment of volatile organic compounds exposure near Daegu dyeing industrial complex in South Korea
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BMC Public Health, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5454-1
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Jianfei Shuai, Sunshin Kim, Hyeonsu Ryu, Jinhyeon Park, Chae Kwan Lee, Geun-Bae Kim, Venecio U. Ultra, Wonho Yang

Abstract

Studying human health in areas with industrial contamination is a serious and complex issue. In recent years, attention has increasingly focused on the health implications of large industrial complexes. A variety of potential toxic chemicals have been produced during manufacturing processes and activities in industrial complexes in South Korea. A large number of dyeing industries gathered together in Daegu dyeing industrial complex. The residents near the industrial complex could be often exposed to volatile organic compounds. This study aimed to evaluate VOCs levels in the ambient air of DDIC, to assess the impact on human health risks, and to find more convincing evidences to prove these VOCs emitted from DDIC. According to deterministic risk assessment, inhalation was the most important route. Residential indoor, outdoor and personal exposure air VOCs were measured by passive samplers in exposed area and controlled area in different seasons. Satisfaction with ambient environments and self-reported diseases were also obtained by questionnaire survey. The VOCs concentrations in exposed area and controlled area was compared by t-test. The relationships among every VOC were tested by correlation. The values of hazard quotient (HQ) and life cancer risk were estimated. The concentrations of measured VOCs were presented, moreover, the variety of concentrations according the distances from the residential settings to the industrial complex site in exposed area. The residential indoor, outdoor, and personal exposure concentrations of toluene, DMF and chloroform in exposed area were significantly higher than the corresponding concentrations in controlled area both in summer and autumn. Toluene, DMF, chloroform and MEK had significantly positive correlations with each other in indoor and outdoor, and even in personal exposure. The HQ for DMF exceeded 1, and the life cancer risk of chloroform was greater than 10- 4 in exposed area. The prevalence of respiratory diseases, anaphylactic diseases and cardiovascular diseases in exposed area were significantly higher than in controlled area. This study showed that adverse cancer and non-cancer health effects may occur by VOCs emitted from DDIC, and some risk managements are needed. Moreover, this study provides a convenient preliminarily method for pollutants source characteristics.

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Unknown 171 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 22 13%
Student > Master 21 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Researcher 14 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 6%
Other 30 18%
Unknown 57 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 15 9%
Chemistry 15 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 7%
Environmental Science 11 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 5%
Other 38 22%
Unknown 71 42%

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