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Title: Health effects from landfills : impact of the latest research : report on a WHO meeting, Bilthoven, Netherlands 22 October 1998
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The meeting was convened to present the available scientific evidence on the health effects of waste disposal in landfills and to determine the implications for public health policy and for landfill operators. Representatives of national and local governments, of the waste-processing industry and of scientists involved in evaluating the effects in Europe and the United States participated in the discussion. The meeting concluded that present data do add to a suspicion that population exposure to emissions from hazardous wastes may pose a risk to population health. However, these data are insufficient for clear risk assessment. WHO has offered its assistance in catalysing new research and improving monitoring to assist governments and the waste-processing industry in further reducing risks to health and in improving risk communication
Description: EURO; HQ
English only
EUR/ICP/EHBI 01 04 02
12 p.
Subject: Refuse Disposal
Hazardous Substances
Environmental Exposure
Risk Assessment
Environmental Monitoring
Public Health
Context: adverse effects
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/EHBI 01 04 02
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