Environmental Science and Technology Library

Health Impacts of Waste Management Policies

Proceedings of the Seminar ‘Health Impacts of Wate Management Policies’ Hippocrates Foundation, Kos, Greece, 12–14 November 1998

Editors: Nicolopoulou-Stamati, Polyxeni, Hens, Luc, Howard, Vyvyan C. (Eds.)

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This chapter introduces key themes from the book, reflecting the topics of the 'Awareness of the Health Impacts of Waste Management Policies' Seminar, in Kos, Greece. November, 1998. The waste management and health scene is introduced by an outline of concems relating to persistent organic pollutants, as well as through perspectives from Less Developed Countries and from industry. An overview of policy lines for waste management includes an assessment of recent proposals by the European Commission, as well as selected examples from European countries and the USA. Descriptions of developments in research, tools and conceptual approaches for waste management and health issues are provided. Research into health effects of dioxins and PCBs is outlined, as are reviews of technological options for waste management, proposed developments in health impact assessment, environmental taxes as a waste management tool, and integrated regional waste management approaches. A series of case studies provide real­ world examples of research and policy development including a review of the effects of waste management on wildlife and domestic animals. In conclusion, important crossover themes and challenges are outlined. Topical issues include differences between technological capacity and actual performance, burden of proof and the precautionary principle, hazard versus risk assessment, and societal dimensions of awareness and attitudes. Time-lag, intergenerational effects and the introduction of the chemical hygiene concept are highlighted as important considerations, as well as the general need for prioritisation of the child and infant in all regulatory procedures.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introductory Chapter: Awareness of the Health Impacts of Waste Management

    Nicolopoulou-Stamati, P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Persistent Organic Chemical Pollution: An Introduction

    Howard, C. V. (et al.)

    Pages 29-40

  • The Challenge to Achieve Better Landfills Where Only Dumps are Achieved Now: An Anthology

    Rushbrook, P.

    Pages 41-56

  • Waste Management: An Industrial Policy Point of View

    Linher, O.

    Pages 57-62

  • The European Environmental Bureau on the European Commission’s Proposal on Incineration of Waste

    Sotiropoulos-Vardaka, D.

    Pages 65-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health Impacts of Waste Management Policies
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Seminar ‘Health Impacts of Wate Management Policies’ Hippocrates Foundation, Kos, Greece, 12–14 November 1998
Editors
  • Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati
  • Luc Hens
  • Vyvyan C. Howard
Series Title
Environmental Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9550-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9550-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6362-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5477-7
Series ISSN
1382-3124
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 326
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
Topics