Assessing the Impact of Soil Contamination in the Area of Ballistic Missiles Launching Sites on Human Health and the Environment

S.M. Orel, J.V. Ivaschenko, M.S. Malyovaniy


Using the conception of ecological risk, the impact of contaminants that remain in the soil at the former missile base on human health and environmental is evaluated. The influence of both carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic compounds of heavy metals is conducted. The analysis of the results allows asserting that the level of contamination is negligible and does not pose a threat to the environment and human, contrary to the existing claims, which are based on the application of maximum allowable concentration, as a threshold value that defines danger.


soils; rocket base; ecological risk estimation

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