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Author Staff, National Research Council

Title Waste Incineration and Public Health
Published Washington : National Academies Press, 2000


Description 1 online resource (364 pages)
Series Online access: National Academy of Sciences National Academies Press
Online access: NCBI NCBI Bookshelf
Contents Cover -- Front Matter -- Preface -- Contents -- Executive Summary -- 1 Scope of the Committee�s Effort -- 2 Waste Incineration Overview -- 3 Incineration Processes and Environmental Releases -- 4 Environmental Transport and Exposure Pathways of Substances Emitted from Incineration Facilities -- 5 Understanding Health Effects of Incineration -- 6 Regulation Related to Waste Incineration -- 7 Social Issues and Community Interactions -- 8 Uncertainty and Variability -- References -- Appendixes
APPENDIX A Biographical Information on the Committee on Health Effects of Waste IncinerationAPPENDIX B Off-Normal Operations of Six Facilities -- List of Abbreviations
Summary Annotation Incineration has been used widely for waste disposal, including household, hazardous, and medical waste -- but there is increasing public concern over the benefits of combusting the waste versus the health risk from pollutants emitted during combustion. Burning Questions informs the emerging debate with the most up-to-date information available on incineration, pollution, and human health -- along with expert conclusions and recommendations for further research and improvement of such areas as risk communication
Notes Print version record
Subject Hazardous wastes -- Incineration -- Health aspects
Health risk assessment.
Incineration -- Health aspects
Medical wastes -- Incineration.
Pollution prevention.
Health Status Indicators
Hazardous wastes -- Incineration -- Health aspects.
Health risk assessment.
Incineration -- Health aspects.
Medical wastes -- Incineration.
Pollution prevention.
Form Electronic book
Author Incineration, Committee on Health Effects of Waste
Staff, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
ISBN 9780309504461