Environmental and Health Impact Assessment of Soil Pollutants: The Seveso Accident as a Typical Example

  • G. A. Zapponi
  • C. Lupi
Part of the NATO · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 12)


It is well known that the health impact of soil-contained contaminants may be both direct and indirect and can be exerted through complex environmental pathways and food-chains.


Epigeal Part Health Impact Assessment Bean Root Environmental Release Lombardia Region 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Zapponi
    • 1
  • C. Lupi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Superiore di SanitàRomeItaly

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