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Environmental and Health Impact of Solid Waste Management Activities

Series: Issues in Environmental Science and Technology

By: RE Hester

Royal Society of Chemistry

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #137373 | ISBN: 0854042857
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Solid waste management issues are highly sensitive topics. Disposal costs need to be balanced against environmental impact, which often results in heated public debate. Disposal options such as incineration and landfill, while unpopular with both the public and environmental pressure groups, do not pose the same environmental and health risks as, for example, recycling plants. This book, written by international experts, discusses the various waste disposal options that are available (landfill, incineration, composting, recycling) and then reviews their impact on the environment, and particularly on human health. Comprehensive and highly topical, Environmental and Health Impact of Solid Waste Management Activities will make a strong contribution to scientific knowledge in the area, and particularly on human health.

... timely and useful ... -- Chemistry in Britain, March 2003 Chemistry World Highly recommended for all those interested in an unbiased assessment of the health effects of waste management facilities. -- Water and Wastes in New Zealand, March 2005 (Dr Mark Milke) Water and Wastes in New Zealand


Overview of Waste Management Options: Their Efficacy and Acceptability; Health Risks of Materials Recycling Facilities; Microbial Emissions from Composting Sites; Health Effects and Landfill Sites; Emissions from Solid Waste Management Activities; Health Impacts of Waste Incineration; Methodological Issues Relating to Epidemiological Assessment of Health Risks of Waste Management; Subject Index.

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Ronald E Hester is at the University of York, UK Roy M Harrison OBE is at the University of Birmingham, UK

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