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A Municipality-Based Pressure Index Developed in the Campania Region as a Geo-Stratification Tool for Human and Environmental Monitoring Studies

Version 1 : Received: 30 April 2021 / Approved: 5 May 2021 / Online: 5 May 2021 (18:26:35 CEST)

How to cite: Pizzolante, A.; Nicodemo, F.; Pierri, A.; Ferro, A.; Ferro, A.; Buonerba, C.; Beccaloni, E.; Albanese, S.; Basso, B.; Cerino, P. A Municipality-Based Pressure Index Developed in the Campania Region as a Geo-Stratification Tool for Human and Environmental Monitoring Studies. Preprints 2021, 2021050071 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0071.v1). Pizzolante, A.; Nicodemo, F.; Pierri, A.; Ferro, A.; Ferro, A.; Buonerba, C.; Beccaloni, E.; Albanese, S.; Basso, B.; Cerino, P. A Municipality-Based Pressure Index Developed in the Campania Region as a Geo-Stratification Tool for Human and Environmental Monitoring Studies. Preprints 2021, 2021050071 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0071.v1).

Abstract

In response to the complex social, environmental and economic situation caused by the "Terra dei Fuochi" phenomenon, the IZSM collaborated closely with the Terra dei Fuochi working group, carrying out additional monitoring surveys both on food (QR Code Campania project[30]), and on the environment (Campania Trasparente project[31]). This model was developed in the context of the experience accumulated in the field of environmental and food monitoring, and represents an innovative tool aimed at increasing knowledge of the environmental context of the Campania Region through an objective, integrated and organic synthesis of complex environmental phe-nomena and territorial dynamics. The model proposed here is useful for the global and synthetic assessment of environmental pressure on a municipal basis. As shown, it can also be applied to aggregations of municipalities. Furthermore, it can be used in the context of institutional actions for the planning and monitoring of improvements on a local or regional scale. Finally, the pro-posed municipality-based environmental pressure index represents the basis for geo-stratification of the sample in the context of population biomonitoring studies on a regional scale, as in the described biomonitoring study design applicable to the Campania Region.

Subject Areas

Terra dei Fuochi; Land of Fires; biomonitoring; environmental monitoring

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