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Title: Contaminated soil in gardens : how to avoid the harmful effects
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: In many cities, gardens are located on old, abandoned landfills and dumping sites. Cities have expanded by filling up spaces around the city with garbage, rubble and earth. The places where old landfills were have often become gardens where citizens can get away and enjoy the open air away from the noise and racket of cities. Normal garbage and rubble in landfills do not present a problem, however industrial and chemical waste can present a health hazard, especially when concentrations of contaminants are above acceptable limits. Some special precautions are proposed in this booklet so that the potential ill effects of contaminated soil can be avoided
Description: The electronic full text version in Russian of this document is available under Electronic access
EUR/ICP/LVNG 03 01 02(A)
9 p.
Subject: Soil Pollutants
Risk Management
Urban Health
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/LVNG 03 01 02(A)
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