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Sanitary and epidemiological assessment of soil quality

Sanitary assessment of soil is guided by SanPiN 2.1.7.1287-03 "Sanitary and epidemiological requirements for soil quality", MU 2.1.7.730-99 "Hygienic assessment of soil quality of populated areas". Sanitary rules establish requirements for the quality of soil in populated areas, and compliance with hygiene standards when placing, designing, constructing, reconstructing the operation of facilities for various purposes. These rules are binding on all legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, regardless of ownership.

Hygienic assessment of the soil is carried out in order to determine its quality and degree of safety for humans, as well as the development of measures to reduce chemical and biological pollution.

Sanitary assessment of soil quality includes sanitary-chemical, toxicological, bacteriological, parasitological, entomological and radiometric studies.

The degree of chemical pollution is determined depending on the priority of the pollution components in accordance with the list of MPC of chemical substances in the soil and their hazard class (Table 7).

The rationale for the MPC of chemicals in the soil is based on 4 main indicators of harmfulness:

• translocation - the transition of a substance into a plant;

• migratory water - the transfer of matter from soil to groundwater and water sources;

• migratory air - the transfer of matter from soil to atmospheric air;

• general sanitary - the effect of a pollutant on the self-cleaning ability of the soil.

According to the degree of danger in the sanitary-epidemiological relation, the soils are divided: clean, acceptable, moderately dangerous, dangerous and extremely dangerous. An assessment of the degree of chemical pollution of the soil is presented in Appendix 3.

Table 7

Hazard classes of chemical pollutants



One important indicator of soil contamination is the sanitary number (Khlebnikov number), which is the ratio of humus nitrogen to total organic nitrogen (mg / 100 g).
The sanitary number allows you to evaluate the self-cleaning ability of the soil. With self-cleaning, the amount of humus nitrogen increases and in clean soil the sanitary number approaches 1. The lower the sanitary number, the dirtier the soil.

The degree of epidemic danger of the soil is judged by the following indicators:

1. Sanitary and bacteriological indicators:

• indirect indicators - sanitary-indicative microorganisms of the group of Escherichia coli (index BGKP) and fecal streptococci (index enterococci);

• direct indicators - detection of pathogens of intestinal infections, incl. salmonella.

2. Sanitary and parasitological indicators - the detection of eggs of geogelmins (roundworm, whipworms, etc.).

3. Sanitary and entomological indicators - larvae and pupae of synanthropic flies.

Indicators of the epidemic hazard of the soil are presented in table. 8.

Soil quality control can be carried out according to an abbreviated, standard or extended list of indicators depending on the stage of design and construction of the facility, as well as taking into account its danger.

The standard list of chemical indicators includes the determination of the content of heavy metals (lead, cadmium, zinc, nickel, arsenic, mercury), 3,4-benz (a) pyrene, pH, total indicator (metal complex) and sanitary number.

Monitoring of soil conditions is carried out in residential areas and in high-risk areas (highways, around landfills for waste disposal, etc.).

Table 8

Assessment of the degree of epidemiological hazard of the soil



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Sanitary and epidemiological assessment of soil quality

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