Risks of Hazardous Wastes

Hazardous waste in the environment is one of the most difficult challenges facing our society. The purpose of this book is to provide a background of the many aspects of hazardous waste, from its sources to its consequences, focusing on the risks posed to human health and the environment. It explains the legislation and regulations surrounding hazardous waste; however, the scope of the book is much broader, discussing agents that are released into the environment that might not be classified as hazardous waste under the regulatory system, but nonetheless pose substantial hazards to human health and the environment. It provides a background of some of the major generators of hazardous wastes, explains the pathways by which humans and wildlife are exposed, and includes discussion of the adverse health effects linked to these pollutants. It provides numerous case studies of hazardous waste mismanagement that have led to disastrous consequences, and highlights the deficiencies in science and regulation that have allowed the public to be subjected to myriad potentially hazardous agents. Finally, it provides a discussion of measures that will need to be taken to control society’s hazardous waste problem. This book was designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences, including students, professionals, and general readers interested in the topic. Provides information about sources of and health risks posed by hazardous waste Explains the legislation and regulations surrounding hazardous waste Includes numerous case studies of mismanagement, highlights deficiencies in science and regulation and discusses measures to tackle society’s hazardous waste problems

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  • Author : Paul E. Rosenfeld
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Pages : 472 pages
  • ISBN : 9781437778434
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Risks of Hazardous Wastes

Risks of Hazardous Wastes
  • Author : Paul E. Rosenfeld,Lydia Feng
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 22 March 2011
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Hazardous waste in the environment is one of the most difficult challenges facing our society. The purpose of this book is to provide a background of the many aspects of hazardous waste, from its sources to its consequences, focusing on the risks posed to human health and the environment. It explains the legislation and regulations surrounding hazardous waste; however, the scope of the book is much broader, discussing agents that are released into the environment that might not be classified

Engineering The Risks of Hazardous Wastes

Engineering The Risks of Hazardous Wastes
  • Author : Daniel Vallero
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 April 2003
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Many engineers, from the chemical and process industries, waste treatment system management and design to the clean-up of contaminated sites, are engaged in careers that address hazardous wastes. However, no single book is available that explains how to manage the risks of those wastes. At best it is dealt with in diverse sections of books on the general field of environmental engineering, and in various treatments of the subject of risk, statistics and hazard assessment. This is a reference and

Hazardous Waste Handbook for Health and Safety

Hazardous Waste Handbook for Health and Safety
  • Author : William F. Martin,John M. Lippitt,Timothy G. Prothero
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 22 October 2013
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Hazardous Waste Handbook for Health and Safety provides instructions and guidelines to supervisors responsible for occupational safety and health programs at hazardous waste sites. The manual presents the health and safety risks of hazardous waste sites; ways to implement and carry out hazardous waste site clean-up; preliminary basis for developing a specific health and safety program; and planning for and responding to emergencies involving hazardous materials. The book will be very useful to supervisors and safety engineers of hazardous waste

Calculating Risks?

Calculating Risks?
  • Author : James Hamilton,W. Kip Viscusi,University Distinguished Professor W Kip Viscusi
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 02 July 1999
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"By matching agency decision data to detailed census information using geographic information systems (GIS) technology, the authors show that most hazardous waste sites do not pose sufficient risk to merit the most stringent cleanup options. Those sites that do pose considerable risk to exposed populations often receive inadequate attention, because government decisions to target cleanups are based more on political factors than on actual risks. The authors propose policy reforms that could significantly reduce cleanup costs without sacrificing the protection

Hazardous Waste Management and Health Risks

Hazardous Waste Management and Health Risks
  • Author : Gabriella Marfe ,Carla Di Stefano
  • Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
  • Release : 24 August 2020
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Hazardous Waste Management and Health Risks presents a systematic overview of evaluating solid and hazardous waste management practices. The book introduces readers to the basic principles of hazardous waste management and progresses into related topics that allow managers to assess environmental quality. These topics include heavy metal pollution, reproductive biomarkers as signals of environmental pressure and health risks, and environmental contamination in an international perspective. With an emphasis on sustainable development throughout the text, a zero-waste strategy as an alternative

Engineering the Risks of Hazardous Wastes

Engineering the Risks of Hazardous Wastes
  • Author : Daniel A. Vallero, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 02 July 2022
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Many engineers, from the chemical and process industries, waste treatment system management and design to the clean-up of contaminated sites, are engaged in careers that address hazardous wastes. However, no single book is available that explains how to manage the risks of those wastes. At best it is dealt with in diverse sections of books on the general field of environmental engineering, and in various treatments of the subject of risk, statistics and hazard assessment. This is a reference and

Hazardous Waste Compliance

Hazardous Waste Compliance
  • Author : Clifford Florczak,James Roughton
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 24 August 2001
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Hazardous Waste Compliance concentrates on government regulations as they relate to hazardous waste and other hazardous materials. The main focus of this book is on how to comply with these requirements as well as on other best management practices (BMP), which will ensure worker safety and business protection from the risk of the commercial penalties associated with regulations breaches. The authors provide the reader with useful techniques to enhance worker protection and promote efficiency, productivity and cost effectiveness, along with

Risks and Challenges of Hazardous Waste Management

Risks and Challenges of Hazardous Waste Management
  • Author : Carla Di Stefano,Gabriella Marfe
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 26 October 2020
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This reference presents reviews and case studies of hazardous waste management in a selection of cities. The overarching themes of the compiled topics include 1) the problems of healthcare waste management, 2) case studies of hazardous waste mismanagement, 3) health risks associated with environmental waste, issues in environmental health and 4) grassroots environmentalism.The volume initially presents reviews and case studies from developing countries, including countries in South America (Argentina), Africa (Algeria and Nigeria), and Asia (India). The latter chapters of the book focus

Hazardous Waste Risk Assessment

Hazardous Waste Risk Assessment
  • Author : Kofi Asante-Duah
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 01 February 2021
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Hazardous Waste Risk Assessment provides a concise yet comprehensive examination of concepts and techniques in risk assessment that can be applied to hazardous waste problems. The book emphasizes the use of health risk assessment to support management decisions on hazardous waste disposal and site remediation programs. Methods discussed include those for developing strategies for health and environmental assessment and site restoration tasks, evaluating corrective action programs, determining the effects of risk assessment results on risk management decisions in hazardous waste

Hazardous Waste Management

Hazardous Waste Management
  • Author : Deepak Yadav,Pradeep Kumar,Pardeep Singh,Daniel Vallero
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 29 November 2021
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Hazardous Waste Management: An Overview of Advanced and Cost-Effective Solutions includes the latest practical knowledge and theoretical concepts for the treatment of hazardous wastes. The book covers five major themes, namely, ecological impact, waste management hierarchy, hazardous waste characteristics and regulations, hazardous wastes management, and future scope of hazardous waste management. It serves as a comprehensive and advanced reference for undergraduate students, researchers and practitioners in the field of hazardous wastes and focuses on the latest emerging research in the

Management of Hazardous Wastes

Management of Hazardous Wastes
  • Author : Hosam El-Din M. Saleh,Rehab Abdel Rahman
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 19 October 2016
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Rapid trend of industry and high technological progress are the main sources of the accumulation of hazardous wastes. Recently, nuclear applications have been rapidly developed, and several nuclear power plants have been started to work throughout the world. The potential impact of released hazardous contaminants into the environment has received growing attention due to its serious problems to the biological systems. The book Management of Hazardous Wastes contains eight chapters covering two main topics of hazardous waste management and microbial

Hazardous Waste Risk Assessment

Hazardous Waste Risk Assessment
  • Author : Kofi Asante-Duah
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 01 February 2021
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Hazardous Waste Risk Assessment provides a concise yet comprehensive examination of concepts and techniques in risk assessment that can be applied to hazardous waste problems. The book emphasizes the use of health risk assessment to support management decisions on hazardous waste disposal and site remediation programs. Methods discussed include those for developing strategies for health and environmental assessment and site restoration tasks, evaluating corrective action programs, determining the effects of risk assessment results on risk management decisions in hazardous waste

Environmental Epidemiology, Volume 1

Environmental Epidemiology, Volume 1
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Environmental Epidemiology
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 January 1991
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The amount of hazardous waste in the United States has been estimated at 275 million metric tons in licensed sites alone. Is the health of Americans at risk from exposure to this toxic material? This volume, the first of several on environmental epidemiology, reviews the available evidence and makes recommendations for filling gaps in data and improving health assessments. The book explores: Whether researchers can infer health hazards from available data. The results of substantial state and federal programs on hazardous