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dc.creatorMilenković, Biljana
dc.creatorStajić, Jelena M.
dc.creatorZeremski, Tijana
dc.creatorŠtrbac, Snežana
dc.creatorStojić, Nataša
dc.creatorNikezić, Dragoslav
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-07T14:25:12Z
dc.date.available2023-04-07T14:25:12Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0045-6535
dc.identifier.urihttps://redun.educons.edu.rs/handle/123456789/413
dc.description.abstractAfter NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999, UNEP has identified Kragujevac as one of the four heavily polluted environmental "hot spots". Damaging of industrial and military targets caused the release of substantial amounts of hazardous chemical substances into the environment. This study was conducted in order to access the exposure of residents of Kragujevac city to persistent soil pollutants, twenty years after NATO air campaign. The paper reports the results of measuring radionuclides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and heavy metals (As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn, and Hg) in soil samples collected from two depths (0-15 cm and 15-30 cm) at 30 locations along the riverbank of the Lepenica River. The average specific activities of Ra-226, Th-232, K-40 and Cs-137 were comparable to average worldwide values; excess lifetime cancer risk (ELCR) from natural radionuclides ranged from 1.1.10(-4) to 3.3.10(-4). The measured concentrations of As, Co, Cr, Cu, and Ni exceeded the limit values in most of the samples. Non-carcinogenic risk (hazard quotient and hazard index) and carcinogenic risk from heavy metals were assessed. Total hazard index was 0.257 and 2.16 for adults and children, respectively. Sum of measured PAHs ranged from 110 to 1026 mu g kg(-1). Sum of PCBs exceeded the limit value of 20 mu g kg(-1) in all samples (it ranged from 48.8 to 196.8 mu g kg(-1)), but it was still below the remediation level. The differences between two layers with respect to all measured variables were not statistically significant.en
dc.publisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, OXFORD
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/171021/RS//
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/176006/RS//
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/176019/RS//
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dc.sourceChemosphere
dc.subjectSoilen
dc.subjectRadioactivityen
dc.subjectPCBsen
dc.subjectPAHsen
dc.subjectHeavy metalsen
dc.titleIs Kragujevac city still a "hot spot" area, twenty years after the bombing?en
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dc.citation.other245(): -
dc.citation.rankM21
dc.citation.volume245
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125610
dc.identifier.pmid31864048
dc.identifier.rcubconv_1027
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85076554137
dc.identifier.wos000521513100011
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