Health hazards and waste management.

  title={Health hazards and waste management.},
  author={Lesley Rushton},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  • L. Rushton
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • British medical bulletin
Different methods of waste management emit a large number of substances, most in small quantities and at extremely low levels. Raised incidence of low birth weight births has been related to residence near landfill sites, as has the occurrence of various congenital malformations. There is little evidence for an association with reproductive or developmental effects with proximity to incinerators. Studies of cancer incidence and mortality in populations around landfill sites or incinerators have… 

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