Human health risks of petroleum-contaminated groundwater

  title={Human health risks of petroleum-contaminated groundwater},
  author={E. L{\'o}pez and M. Schuhmacher and J. Domingo},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
  • E. López, M. Schuhmacher, J. Domingo
  • Published 2008
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • Background, Aim and ScopeThe volatile organic compounds Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene (BTEX) are commonly found in petroleum derivatives and, at relatively high levels, can be associated with human health risks. Due to industrial activities, accidental petroleum spills are the main route of soil and groundwater contamination. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the indoor health risks due to tap water consumption contaminated by BTEX.Materials and MethodsBTEX indoor… CONTINUE READING
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