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Human Waste

Human Waste

by Ronnie D. Lankford


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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

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ISBN-13: 9780737758979
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 11/11/2011
Series: At Issue Series: Environment
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Human Waste: An Overview Rose George, as told to Katharine Mieszkowski 11

2 Sewage Poses Many Health Risks American Rivers 22

3 Biosolids Are Safe US Environmental Protection Agency 27

4 Biosolids Are Unsafe Josh Harkinson 33

5 Humanure Can Make Sewage More Manageable Catherine Price 41

6 Sewage Should Be Regulated and Used to Irrigate Crops Around the World Fred Pearce 51

7 Biofuel Can Turn Sewage Wastewater into a Power Resource Greg Breining 57

8 Using Human Waste for Energy Is Problematic Una 64

9 All Diapers Have an Environmental Impact Michael McDonough 68

10 Diapers Are Unnecessary AP Online 71

11 Human Waste Still Divides Castes in India Andrew Buncombe 75

12 Human Waste Disposal in the Backcountry Presents Challenges Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics 80

Organizations to Contact 84

Bibliography 88

Index 91

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