Hazardous Waste and Human Health

Hazardous Waste and Human Health

by British Medical Association Staff
     
 

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This authoritative report form the British Medical Association provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of hazardous waste. The book clearly describes the nature of hazardous waste, existing methods of treatment and disposal, and the evidence linking exposure to toxic waste with illness and disease. The work also discusses the emergence of today's widespread

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This authoritative report form the British Medical Association provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of hazardous waste. The book clearly describes the nature of hazardous waste, existing methods of treatment and disposal, and the evidence linking exposure to toxic waste with illness and disease. The work also discusses the emergence of today's widespread recognition of chemical and industrial wastes as posing dangers to human health, and discusses the nature of risk involved in contact with different types of waste materials. The report looks forward to future developments that could reduce the risks, including waste minimization and recycling projects. The book is essential reading for all those concerned with a environmental hazards, including public health and environmental authorities, along with general readers interested in the topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192861429
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.69(d)

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