Health-based Soil Investigation Levels (2001)

This publication provides guidance on the health risk assessment of contaminated land.

Page last updated: 2001

Written by Queensland Department of Health for enHealth Council
Published by AusInfo for Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care
June 2001


Health-based Soil Investigation Levels, 3rd edition, 2001 provides guidance on the health risk assessment of contaminated land. The document gives information on the derivation of guidance values (GVs) for a broad range of soil contaminants and advice on the use of these GVs to develop health-based investigation levels for soils. This new edition gives particular attention to the soil eating behaviours of children and the behavioural and environmental management measures to reduce these exposures.

The first edition of this monograph was published in 1996 by the then National Environmental Health Forum. The enHealth Council was formed with the launch of the National Environmental Health Strategy in 1999 and has taken over the work of the Forum. The document was updated in 1999 to reflect changes made under the National Environment Protection Measure process managed by the National Environment Protection Council.


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