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RECORD NUMBER: 49 OF 62
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Public health, occupational safety, and environmental concerns in municipal solid waste recycling operations /|
|Author||Brady-Roberts, Eletha G.|
|CORP Author||TRC, Lowell, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.|
|Publisher||Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/R-93/122; EPA-68-090173; ECAO-CIN-836|
|Subjects||Recycling (Waste, etc.)--Safety measures. ; Refuse disposal facilities--Health aspects--Safety measures ; Resource recovery facilities--Environmental aspects|
|Additional Subjects||Waste recycling centers ; Solid waste disposal ; Public health ; Occupational safety and health ; Solid waste collection centers ; Solid waste management ; Materials recovery ; Municipal wastes ; Collection systems ; Sorting ; Public safety ; Hazards ; Risk assessment ; Environmental impacts ; Mitigation ; Regulations ; Best management practices|
|Collation||1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm|
The United States faces the challenge of effectively managing municipal solid waste (MSW) as the amount of waste generated per capita increases. The purpose of this document is not to compare recycling with other MSW methods but to provide a general overview of possible hazards associated with this practice. This report identifies the possible public health, occupational, and environmental hazards associated with MSW recycling. The report identifies activities that might present hazards to health or the environment. Such a risk assessment requires further study, particularly quantitative data on exposure. The scope of the document is thus limited, in line with an intent to survey for potential hazards and identify need for further work.
"December 1993." "United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.
For abstract, see accession number 207909.