Health hazards and waste management.

@article{Rushton2003HealthHA,
  title={Health hazards and waste management.},
  author={L. Rushton},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={68},
  pages={
          183-97
        }
}
  • L. Rushton
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • 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… Expand
A review of waste management practices and their impact on human health.
  • L. Giusti
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Waste management
  • 2009
TLDR
The main conclusion of the overall assessment of the literature is that the evidence of adverse health outcomes for the general population living near landfill sites, incinerators, composting facilities and nuclear installations is usually insufficient and inconclusive. Expand
Wasting lives: The effects of toxic waste exposure on health. The case of Campania, Southern Italy
Three decades of illegal practices of waste dumping and consequent environmental abuse have made the Campania region of Southern Italy a unique case in the context of waste-related health outcomes.Expand
Health Risk Assessment of Municipal Solid Waste Incineration
The incineration of municipal solid waste leads to the environmental release of some toxic substances, albeit of low atmospheric concentration in the proximity of the most recently built incineratorsExpand
Health effects associated with the disposal of solid waste in landfills and incinerators in populations living in surrounding areas: a systematic review
TLDR
A moderate level of confidence is possible in limited areas of knowledge, implying the need to overcome the limitations of current studies about exposure assessment and to control confounders at the individual level. Expand
Systematic review of epidemiological studies on health effects associated with management of solid waste
TLDR
The overall evidence was inadequate to establish a relationship between a specific waste process and health effects; the evidence from occupational studies was not sufficient to make an overall assessment; and some effect estimates that could be used for health impact assessment of old landfill and incineration plants are derived. Expand
A concise review on some frequently used solid waste management technologies and their effects into the environment and human health
A review of a few epidemiologic studies will improve the understanding of the potential health effects of waste management and will provide important information regarding future work. severalExpand
Environmental and health risks related to waste incineration
  • E. de Titto, A. Savino
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA
  • 2019
TLDR
No studies indicating that modern-technology waste incineration plants, which comply with the legislation on emissions, are a cancer risk factor or have adverse effects on reproduction or development are found. Expand
Segregation of waste at source reduces the environmental hazards of municipal solid waste in Patna, India
Though Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is a worldwide problem, the collected wastes are dumped in open dumping at landfi lling sites while the uncollected wastes remain strewn on the roadside,Expand
Health Effects Associated With Organic Dust Exposure During the Handling of Municipal Solid Waste
Municipal solid waste is a collection of discarded liquid and solid materials that serves as a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. Individuals involved in the collection, transport, transfer andExpand
Risk of congenital anomalies around a municipal solid waste incinerator: a GIS-based case-control study
TLDR
Findings do not lend support to the hypothesis that the environmental contamination occurring around an incineration plant such as that examined in this study may induce major teratogenic effects. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 45 REFERENCES
Health effects of residence near hazardous waste landfill sites: a review of epidemiologic literature.
  • M. Vrijheid
  • Medicine
  • Environmental health perspectives
  • 2000
TLDR
This review evaluates current epidemiologic literature on health effects in relation to residence near landfill sites and finds an increased prevalence of self-reported health symptoms among residents near waste sites has consistently been reported in more than 10 of the reviewed papers. Expand
Sorting and recycling of domestic waste. Review of occupational health problems and their possible causes.
In order to reduce the strain on the environment from the deposition of waste in landfills and combustion at incineration plants, several governments throughout the industrialized world have plannedExpand
Health Effects of Waste Incineration: A Review of Epidemiologic Studies
  • S. Hu, C. Shy
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
  • 2001
TLDR
These epidemiologic studies consistently observed higher body levels of some organic chemicals and heavy metals, and no effects on respiratory symptoms or pulmonary function, and the findings for cancer and reproductive outcomes were inconsistent. Expand
Mortality among workers at a municipal waste incinerator.
TLDR
Analysis of duration of exposure supported that the excess of ischemic heart disease was caused by occupational factors and that the lung cancer cases were too few to permit conclusions in this respect. Expand
Collection of domestic waste. Review of occupational health problems and their possible causes.
During the last decade, a growing interest in recycling of domestic waste has emerged, and action plans to increase the recycling of domestic waste have been agreed by many governments. A commonExpand
Hazardous Waste: Human Health Effects
  • B. L. Johnson
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Toxicology and industrial health
  • 1997
TLDR
Concerns about uncontrolled hazardous waste sites (HWS) and other sources of unplanned releases of hazardous substances into the environment are wide ranging and evident in many countries. Expand
Risk of congenital malformations associated with proximity to hazardous waste sites.
TLDR
Results indicated that maternal proximity to hazardous waste sites may carry a small additional risk of bearing children with congenital malformations, and further research is necessary to strengthen causal inferences regarding the teratogenicity, of waste site exposure. Expand
Maternal residential exposure to hazardous wastes and risk of central nervous system and musculoskeletal birth defects.
TLDR
The low proportion of individuals who had a medium or high probability of residential exposure to hazardous waste-site contaminants limited the investigation of particular pathways, disease subgroups, and/or geographic areas. Expand
Cancer mortality in U.S. counties with hazardous waste sites and ground water pollution.
TLDR
There were no consistent geographical patterns that suggested a broad distribution of gastrointestinal cancers associated with HWSs throughout the United States, although a cluster of excess gastrointestinal cancers in counties within states located in EPA Region 3 was identified. Expand
Short-term health effects of an industrial toxic waste landfill: a retrospective follow-up study in Montchanin, France.
TLDR
Results support the decision to close the landfill and suggest a suggestion of a slight trend in the consumption of drugs for ear, nose, and throat and pulmonary ailments with individual exposure levels. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...