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COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON AMBIENT AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT WORKING GROUP ON BENZENE

POSITION PAPER
September 1998 COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON AMBIENT AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT WORKING GROUP ON BENZENE

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POSITION PAPER PREFACE Scope Summary

1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Benzene in the atmosphere 1.2 Emissions of benzene 1.3 Atmospheric chemistry and transport 1.4 Benzene ambient air concentrations 1.5 Current National Standards and Guidelines 1.6 Summary 1.7 References

2. RISK ASSESSMENT Scope 2.1. 2.2 2.3. 2.4. 2.5. 2.6

Human exposure to benzene Health Effects National and other Health-based Air Quality Guidelines Evaluation of human health risks Recommendations for developing limit values Reference

2. ASSESSMENT METHODS Scope 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Description of monitoring methods 3.3 Network design and siting criteria 3.4 Other assessment techniques: air quality modelling 3.5 Data quality objectives 3.6 Random or continuous measurements 3.7 Information on air quality to the public 3.8 Upper and lower assessment thresholds 3.9 Summary 3.10 References

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4 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Results of economic analysis 4.3 Discussion

5 DISCUSSION AND FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS 5.1 Summary of Chapters 1-4 5.2 Considerations to be taken into account in setting limit values for benzene 5.3 Options for consideration 5.4 Reviewing limit values

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COMMISSION OF EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

Council Directive on Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management Working Group on Benzene

Benzene: Preface

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Preface
Scope At the meeting of the Steering Group of National Experts on Air Quality in July 1995 it was agreed that woring groups would be established to produce position papers in preparation for development of daughter legislation under the Council Directive 96/62/EC on Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management. The present…...

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