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Environmental and Health Impact of Solid Waste Management Activities Editors: R M Harrison, R E Hester



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This book contains 226 pages.
Print publication date: 18 Nov 2002
Copyright year: 2002
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-285-2
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-076-7
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About this book

Solid waste management issues are a highly emotive topic. Disposal costs need to be balanced against environmental impact, which often results in heated public debate. Disposal options such as incineration and landfill, whilst 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 will be of value to scientists and policy-makers in particular.


Author information

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