|Document ID (ISN)||100399|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Fascicule 16001 M 10, 2-2002
||Toxicity associated with municipal waste and its different treatment methods
||Toxicité associée aux déchets ménagers et à leurs filières de traitement [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 2rd Quarter 2002, No.135, 13p. Illus. 32 ref.
||This article discusses the main aspects of hazards and public health risks due to chemicals associated with various municipal waste treatment methods. Following an overview of incineration, landfill and composting, the main metallic and organic pollutants are discussed, with emphasis on their possible toxicological implications and their concentrations in the various gaseous, liquid or solid waste streams of the waste treatment process. Basic notions of the accumulation of certain pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins and cadmium in living organisms and in the food chain, as well as their toxicological consequences, are highlighted.
||refuse collection; garbage processing; waste disposal; toxicology; toxic substances; France
||cadmium and compounds; mercury and compounds; mercury; polychlorinated biphenyls; lead and compounds; lead; data sheet; garbage composting; garbage incineration; recycling of materials; biological hazards; encyclopaedia; dioxins
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Waste collection and disposal