Disposal and Management of Solid Waste: Pathogens and Diseases

1st Edition

Eliot Epstein

CRC Press
Published March 2, 2015
Reference - 163 Pages - 17 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482248142 - CAT# K23660

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Summary

Disposal and Management of Solid Waste: Pathogens and Diseases takes a closer look at pathogens that are found in solid wastes and the diseases that they produce. While comparing the differences between developed and developing countries, this book provides an understanding of the risks and exposure of pathogens in solid wastes, addresses pathogens in soil and plants, and bioaerosols, and helps readers determine how pathogens can be directly or indirectly detrimental to human health. The text places special emphasis on developing countries where environmentally safe systems are relatively rare, and provides extensive details on potential sources of infection and disease. The author discusses the transmission routes of diseases and pathogens from various solid wastes, and presents the proper disposal options and the management of solid waste.

This book covers:

  • Global aspects of pathogens and diseases from solid waste
  • Pathogens and diseases in various solid wastes other than hospital wastes
  • Disposal and management of solid wastes in relation to diseases

Disposal and Management of Solid Waste: Pathogens and Diseases describes the various pathogens and diseases that can be found in solid waste, and utilizes recent available data to offer insight and suggestions on the management and disposal of solid waste to reduce infection and disease.

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