This much-needed book provides an enlightening perspective on the environmental and human health impacts of municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration. Over 100 tables and figures allows speedy access to important data you will refer to again and again. The comprehensive text assesses the human health risks associated with exposure to facility emitted pollutants-especially the highly toxic dioxin. It includes an evaluation of multipathway (inhalation and food chain) exposures. This essential publication also evaluates facility emissions, plausible air concentrations, the potential for deposition of pollutants onto plant, soil, and water surfaces, the movement and accumulation of pollutants through environmental media, and the potential for human exposure. Health Effects of Municipal Waste Incineration is an up-to-date volume which encourages readers to formulate opinions about some of the fundamental issues affecting the management of municipal solid waste. Anyone involved with environmental science, hazardous waste, toxicology, risk analysis and/or environmental engineering will certainly value and utilize this well-written resource.
Table of Contents
An Analysis of Worldwide Resource Recovery Emissions and the Implications for Risk Assessment. Regulatory Analysis of Pollutant Emissions, Including Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins (CDDs) and Dibenzofurans (CDFs), from the Stacks of Municipal Waste Combustors. Modeling the Dispersion of Toxic Air Pollutants Emitted from Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators. Assessing the Extent of Human Exposure Through the Food Chain to Pollutants Emitted from an Arbitrary Municipal Waste Incinerators. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin in the Agricultural Food Chain: Potential Impact of MSW Incineration on Human Health. Assessing the Risks of Incinerating Municipal Solid Waste: The Development and Application of a Methodology. Estimating the Cancer Risks of Exposure to 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin. The Accumulation of Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans in Beef and Milk. Health Risk Assessments for Waste-to-Energy Projects in California. Analysis of Uncertainties in Health Risk Estimates for Municipal Waste Combustors. An Uncertainty Analysis of Food Chain Exposure to Pollutant Emitted from Municipal Waste Combustors. Methods of Estimating Toxic Equivalents for Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins and Dibenzofurans. Management of Ash from Municipal Solid Waste Combustion. Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Ash Management: A State Perspective. Comprehensive Management of Municipal Solid Waste Incineration: Understanding the Risks. Comparing Solid Waste Management Options: A Case Study. The Potential of Materials Recovery and Recycling in Waste Management. A Perspective on Municipal Waste Combustors as a Source of Environmental Dioxin. Characterizing the Extent of Human Exposure to PCDDs and PCDFs Emitted from Municipal Solid Waste Incineration. Useful Communication of Risks to Decision Makers. Addressing Public Concerns in Siting Waste-to-Energy Facilities. The Role of Public Participation in the Risk Assessment Process for Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators.