Exposition/ Exposure

Characterisation of the pollutant transfer from the contamination (source) to the receptor (humans, ecosystem). Thereby, the applicable exposition paths (water, soil air) are dependent upon not only the pollutants present but also the specific uses at each location. Pollutant-specific and usage-dependent paths result in specific exposition scenarios pertaining to a given location, for each of which the exposition is calculated for every relevant pollutant on the basis of exposition parameters and measured pollutant content in the uptake media (soil, air, plants etc.) (Based on Reichenauer et al., 2010: Abschätzung der Schadstoffexposition von Menschen an kontaminierten Standorten. Depotech 2010. Montanuniversität Leoben).