Health References


A wealth of links to documents and articles describing the health risks related to incineration:

"Smokescreen Politics" article from The Ecologist magazine (includes new research from the USA on Health Hazards of Particulates).

Comprehensive Report on "Incineration and Human Health" (includes information on dioxins and particulate matter) "Incinerators therefore contribute to the type of particulate air pollution that is the most dangerous for human health" by Michelle Allsopp, Pat Costner & Paul Johnston, Greenpeace Research Laboratories, University of Exeter, UK.

Friends of the Earth Information on Incineration health issues:

Friends of the Earth Information: Tyseley Incinerator - Health Hazards UK "...USA has recommended safe levels of dioxins, to minimise the risk of cancer, at one thousandth the current UK level.."

Green Peace Information: Childhood cancer

Green Peace Information: Incineration problems

PAIN People Against Incineration : Hazardous .... "if you live within 25 miles".

PAIN People Against Incineration: Dr D. Van Steenis informs us on how dangerous operating an incinerator really is:

Irish Doctors Environmental Association: Incinerator Health Hazards (and suggested reading) (IRE)

Green Futures: Check list (US)

Green Futures: Incinerator Guide Book (US)


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