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Health risks

Land contamination will only pose a risk to health if there is a route through which contaminants can enter the body. Routes include inhalation of gases and particles, eating soil (particularly in children), consuming contaminated food or water, or skin contact with polluted material. 
Defined processes are in place to control and prevent such exposure, applied in Wales via either the planning regime, or the Contaminated Land Regime and The Contaminated Land Statutory Guidance for Wales 2012