8 Result(s) found

Human Health Impacts

Large studies have shown higher rates of adult and childhood cancer and also birth defects around municipal waste incinerators. Incinerator emissions are a major source of fine particulates, of toxic metals and of more than 200 organic chemicals, including known carcinogens, mutagens, and hormone disrupters. Present safety measures are designed to avoid acute toxic effects in the immediate neighbourhood, but ignore the fact that many of the pollutants bioaccumulate, can enter the food chain and can cause chronic illnesses over time and over a much wider geographical area.


Year of publication : 2008
Document Type: Report&Data

Statement of evidence which illustrates the relationship between particulates / ultrafine particles and human health. The importance of the precautionary principle is also raised.


Region: Europe
Year of publication : 2009
Document Type: Report&Data

Introduction to health effects of incineration. Occupational health impacts. Health impacts on populations living near to incinerators. Environmental contamination. Incinerator releases. The solution: reduce, re-use and recycle and phase out incineration.


Year of publication : 2001
Document Type: Report&Data

Summary of pollutants/toxics from incinerators and their health / environmental effects.


Document Type: Factsheet

This document is available as supplementary data for inclusion as online documentation. It includes:
a) Table 1, showing the list of tumors analyzed
b) Table 2, showing a description of industrial facilities analyzed in the paper
c) Table 3, showing the types of substances and amounts released to air by Spanish–based incinerators and hazardous waste treatment installations
d) Table 4, showing the types of substances and amounts released to water by Spanish–based incinerators and hazardous waste treatment installations


Region: Europe
Year of publication : 2013
Document Type: Report&Data

Background: Waste treatment plants release toxic emissions into the environment which affect neighboring towns.
Objectives: To investigate whether there might be excess cancer mortality in towns situated in the vicinity of Spanish-based incinerators and installations for the recovery or disposal of hazardous waste, according to the different categories of industrial activity.


Region: Europe
Year of publication : 2013
Document Type: Scientific journal article

UKWIN (United Kingdom Without Incineration Network)'s introductory note on health issues connected with incinerators. Original URL: http://ukwin.org.uk/resources/health/


Document Type: Factsheet

Greenpeace's introductory note on pollution and health impacts of waste incinerators. Original URL: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/MultimediaFiles/Live/FullReport/3809.PDF


Document Type: Factsheet