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Title: The impact of cemetaries on the environment and public health: an introductory briefing / prepared by Ahmet S. Ucisik and Philip Rushbrook
Authors: Ucisik, Ahmet S
Rushbrook, Philip
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: Most existing cemeteries were sited without thought being given to potential risks to the local environment or local community. The impact of degradation products from seepage waters from cemeteries has only been studied by a few researchers. This review considers the current state of knowledge on the fate of decomposition products from human corpses as they pass through the soil and into groundwater. This report is intended to provide an introductory briefing on the state of knowledge regarding water pollution from cemeteries and the mechanisms operating to ameliorate the pollution potential. Some suggestions are provided on the siting and design of future burial sites. The findings of research by other workers in Australia, Brazil and Europe are also summarized
Description: English only
EURO
EUR/ICP/EHNA 01 04 01(A)
11 p.
Subject: Mortuary Practice
Soil Pollutants
Water Pollution
Environmental Health
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/EHNA 01 04 01(A)
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108132
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