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Impact of Landfill Waste on Health : An Overview Maheshwari

  title={Impact of Landfill Waste on Health : An Overview Maheshwari},
  author={Swami Shri Swaroopanand and Saraswati Mahavidyalya and Hudco Bhilai},
Landfill is the most popularly used method of waste disposal which includes burying the waste in lands all over the world. The waste landfill sites are major source of land, air, ground and surface water pollution. This is very harmful for the people especially who resides near landfill sites.This paper present an overview literature in concern with environmental pollution that evaluates health effects in relation to residence near landfill sites. Environmental pollution by waste dumping shows… 

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  • M. Vrijheid
  • Medicine
    Environmental health perspectives
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