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dc.title Uncertainties in age- and gender-based health risk assessment for recreational bathing: Arsenic in Del Azul stream, Argentina en
dc.type Artículo es
dcterms.abstract The aim of this study was to assess the risk associated with recreational bathing at Del Azul stream, Argentina, a water course naturally containing Arsenic. It represents a case study on the carcinogenic risk for bathers and on how the risk varies among age groups and genders, analyzing the uncertainties of the model input variables and the risk quantification technique. The risk was probabilistically estimated with the 2D Monte Carlo method considering four age groups (5, 10, 15, and 20 years old) and separate exposure routes: accidental water intake, skin contact, and the two combined. Although in all the studied groups the risk levels were within safety limits, differences in risk values were observed among age groups and genders. Accidental water intake during bathing was the most risky exposure route. The risk decreased with age and it was higher in males than in females, with larger differences between the two older age groups. This could be attributed to the difference in the accidental water intake rate associated with the daily duration of the bathing event, which varied according to age and gender. en
dcterms.extent 22 p. es
dcterms.issued 2015-10-09
dcterms.language Inglés es
dcterms.license Attribution 4.0 International (BY 4.0) es
dcterms.subject Arsenic water pollution en
dcterms.subject bathing activities en
dcterms.subject cancer risk en
dcterms.subject uncertainty en
dcterms.subject age and gender variability en
cic.version info:eu-repo/semantics/submittedVersion es Peluso, Fabio Oscar es Masson, Ignacio es González Castelain, José es Othax, Natalia es Dubny, Sabrina Ayelén es
cic.lugarDesarrollo Instituto de Hidrología de Llanuras Dr. Eduardo J. Usunoff es
dcterms.subject.materia Oceanografía, Hidrología, Recursos Hídricos es
dcterms.isPartOf.item Informe científico de Beca de Perfeccionamiento: Dubny, Sabrina Ayelén (2014-2015) es
dcterms.isPartOf.issue vol. 22, no. 3 es
dcterms.isPartOf.series Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal es
cic.isPeerReviewed true es
cic.isFulltext true es


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