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The Pollution and Health Risk Assessment of Toxic Organics in Surface Water of Beijing

Version 1 : Received: 15 May 2019 / Approved: 16 May 2019 / Online: 16 May 2019 (10:37:11 CEST)

How to cite: changhong, S.; yaoyao, F.; wencui, L.; xueting, S.; yumei, F.; Huanli, L.; wenwei, L.; guizhong, L. The Pollution and Health Risk Assessment of Toxic Organics in Surface Water of Beijing. Preprints 2019, 2019050208 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0208.v1). changhong, S.; yaoyao, F.; wencui, L.; xueting, S.; yumei, F.; Huanli, L.; wenwei, L.; guizhong, L. The Pollution and Health Risk Assessment of Toxic Organics in Surface Water of Beijing. Preprints 2019, 2019050208 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0208.v1).

Abstract

The study of the distribution and health risk assessment is meaningful to provide basic data for environmental management.To investigate the pollution of potential toxic organics and their health risk to human beings, water samples were collected at 7 sites of main surface water of Beijing during wet and dry seasons respectively. The targeted 92 organics were detected, including phthalates (PAEs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and phenols. The results showed that: there were 56 organics detected out, and the number ratios of detected compounds to the total compounds of the same kind increased as the following: VOCs, phthalates, phenols, PAHs. 8 VOCs were detected in wet season, and 3 in dry season. The concentration of 2,2-Dichloropropane was highest as 10.62ug/L, while the concentrations of other VOCs were below 5ug/L; There were 11 phthalates detected during dry season. The content of Bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate was highest as 188.47ng/L; 17 phenols were found in samples during wet season, and the highest concentration was 1244.73ng/L for 4-nitrophenol; PAHs could be detected in all samples, and the detected compounds and the corresponding average concentrations were higher in wet seasons than those in dry seasons, which indicated that non-point pollution was possibly the main pollution source. The health risk assessment of the detected 56 pollutants by using a model from US EPA showed that, the risk caused by the four kinds of toxic organics in this study was in the acceptable ranges.

Subject Areas

Beijing; surface water; organic pollution; health risk assessment

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