Summary of the workshop on delayed effects of chemicals in soils and sediments (chemical time bombs), with emphasis on the Scandinavian region

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doi: 10.1016/S0883-2927(09)80054-1
Authors:Konsten, Carla J. M.; ter Meulen-Smidt, Gera R. B.; Stigliani, William M.; Salomons, Wim; Eijsackers, Herman
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Foundation for Ecodevelopment "Mondiaal Alternatief", Hoofddorp, Netherlands
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Institute for Soil Fertility Research, Netherlands
Netherlands Integrated Soil Research Programme, Netherlands
Volume Title:Environmental geochemistry; selected papers from the 2nd international symposium
Volume Authors:Hitchon, Brian, editor; Fuge, Ronald
Source:Applied Geochemistry, Vol.8 (Suppl. No. 2), p.295-299; 2nd international symposium on Environmental geochemistry, Uppsala, Sweden, Sept. 16-19, 1991, edited by Brian Hitchon and Ronald Fuge. Publisher: Elsevier, Oxford-New York-Beijing, International. ISSN: 0883-2927
Publication Date:1993
Note:In English. Summary of a workshop on Delayed Environmental Effects of Chemical Pollution with Focus on the Nordic Countries, Sept. 14-15, 1991. 24 refs.
Summary:The concept of chemical time bombs has been defined as a chain of events resulting in the delayed and sudden occurrence of harmful effects due to the mobilization of chemicals stored in soils and sediments in response to slow alterations of the environment. They often originate from the disruption of chemical cycles. It is concluded that the effects in Nordic countries could be extended to areas with similar climate and bedrock conditions. Increase in knowledge of the functioning of element cycles with respect to changing inputs and environmental conditions is essential to the risk assessment of chemical time bombs. [R.E.S.]
Subjects:Geologic hazards; Hazardous waste; Mercury; Metals; Natural hazards; Organic compounds; Pollution; Risk assessment; Sediments; Soils; Toxicity; Europe; Scandinavia; Western Europe
Abstract Numbers:93M/4140
Record ID:2019052625
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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