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Title: Solid waste - its ecoepidemiological impact
Authors: Khan, Anisa B.
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: KHAN, A.B., 1997. Solid waste - its ecoepidemiological impact. IN: Pickford, J. et al. (eds). Water and sanitation for all - Partnerships and innovations: Proceedings of the 23rd WEDC International Conference, Durban, South Africa, 1-5 September 1997, pp.195-197.
Abstract: Poor handling of solid waste is an unrecognised area of community development, with the potential risk at Pondicherry alarming in terms of public health, morbidity and loss of productivity. An earlier study on children (Khan et al. 1993) exposed the risk in terms of both morbidity and mortality. An epidemiological, case-control study was conducted. An assessment of health risk on exposure to solid waste is done. A high incidence rate indicated the impact of exposures on disease frequency. An individually manageable cost-effective, waste treatment technique - vermicomposting is advocated.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28722
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