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Discussion on the technical note entitled, “public health risk assessment following exposure to PAH-contaminated soils - specific considerations for bioaccessibility and other exposure parameters”
- Tarafdar, Abhrajyoti, Sinha, Alok
- The Science of the total environment 2019 v.656 pp. 1448-1451
- bioavailability, health effects assessments, polluted soils, public health
- This is a discussion on the technical note entitled, “Public Health Risk Assessment following Exposure to PAH-contaminated Soils - Specific Considerations for Bioaccessibility and Other Exposure Parameters”. Presence of some serious issues in the technical note on understanding the scopes and concepts of the original research article have been highlighted. The prevailing unclear definition of bioaccessibility and bioavailability in the scientific community may have been caused the misunderstanding of the scope of our original study. On an effort to clear this idea we feel privileged to write this discussion.