environmental hazard Articles

  • Transformational adaptation – when climate change means business as usual is no longer possible

    1. A lesson from the past Deep in the central Sahara, a crumbling mud-brick town sits at the edge of a dry lake bed. This is the medieval town of Germa, in southwestern Libya, one of a string of settlements along the Wadi al-Ajal, a valley defined by the towering dunes of the Ubari Sand Sea to the north, and the black cliffs of the Messak Settafet plateau to the south. Germa is romantic ...


    By Garama 3C Ltd

  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • Concerns Related to Environmental Hazards

    Environmental site assessment assists the commercial developers to know any existing or the potential environmental Hazards or the liabilities seen in exact property. Well every commercial developer needs guarantee that their money is well invested. It works only through environmental monitoring assessment report that generally looks at physical improvements which need to be doe and underling ...


    By Soldata Limited

  • Liberalising environmental governance and the hazards of democratisation

    Abstract: Democratising environmental governance is sometimes presented as if it would necessarily yield desirable environmental outcomes. This is in contradistinction to authoritarianism that is seen as inimical to sound biodiversity management. This paper examines the possibility that democratisation of environmental governance may not always produce the outcomes that are desirable by the ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • The environmentally hazardous substance mark is now mandatory

    Don't let you shipments get refused. The latest version of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods introduced a new marking for goods classified as Marine Pollutants. This rule became effective January 1, 2010 for IMDG shipments and January 14, 2010 under 49 CFR. According to the U.S. DOT's 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations and the IMDG CodeA non-bulk package for sea ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Book Review: Management of Environmental Problems and Hazards in Nigeria

    Management of Environmental Problems and Hazards in Nigeria, by H. Chike Mba, Smart N. Uchegbu, C.A. Udeh, Leonard N. Muoghalu. Ashgate, 2004. 298pp. ISBN 0-7546-1394-1Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Management of hazardous materials generated by environmental analytical laboratories

    All environmental analytical laboratories unavoidably generate some hazardous waste in the performance of their activities. A workable plan to manage this waste is essential to the safe, economical, and legal operation of such a laboratory. Government environmental laboratories have the added responsibility of serving as examples to the industrial community and public under their jurisdiction. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hazardous waste disposal in the UK

    Custom and practice have exerted a powerful influence on waste management in the UK. A notable feature is the role of local government, which remains dominant despite expanding legislation and the increasing technical complexity of waste management. The private sector has long had a major role in the transporting and disposal of hazardous waste. The Environmental Protection Act of 1990 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hazardous Waste Identification Studies

    This is a final report of the study on spent solvents under taken as a result of a consent decree between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The study discusses the wastes associated with the use of the materials as solvents, the toxicity of the wastes, and the management practices for the wastes. The chemicals included in this study are ...


  • Toxic and Hazardous Materials in Electronics

    Untitled Document Introduction In October 2000 Environment Canada released a report called Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications (Telecom) ...

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • It is time to develop ecological thresholds of toxicological concern to assist environmental hazard assessment

    The Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) concept is well established for assessing human safety of food‐contact substances and has been reapplied for a variety of endpoints including carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, and reproductive toxicity. The TTC establishes an exposure level for chemicals, below which no appreciable risk to human health or the environment is expected based upon a de ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Environmental negotiation and policy: the Basel Convention on transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and their disposal

    The Basel Convention was the outcome of negotiations between two primary groups: the industrialized Western countries who stood to benefit from hazardous waste exports and who already had regulations to control waste exports, and the developing countries, who believed they lacked the institutional ability to control such trade on their own terms. It was in this polarized atmosphere that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Animals as Sentinels of Human Environmental Health Hazards: An Evidence-Based Analysis

    Despite recognition that animals could be serving as sentinels for environmental risks to human health, there are no evidence-based guidelines for the use of animal sentinel data in human health decision making. We performed a systematic review of the animal sentinel literature to assess the evidence linking such events to human health. A search of MEDLINE identified peer-reviewed original ...


    By Springer

  • Towards a golden standard for the regulatory assessment of health and environmental hazards: Part 1

    We review the proposed US Office of Management and Budget's Risk Assessment Standards (2006) and similar developments in the EU. While we find that the OMB has made a useful contribution, it does not satisfy the command of the Data Quality Act because its guidance is insufficient for the stated purpose. Following the more technical discussions developed in this part, we conclude that the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Processing Hazardous Waste

    AVA is one of the leading suppliers of machines and system solutions having its core competencies in mixing and drying of any kind and in any industry. One of AVA’s vital businesses lies in developing and supplying turn-key (mobile) plants for processing contaminated recyclables and wastes using high vacuum and/or high temperatures. Comprising the core elements ...


  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • Welding fume hazards

    Welding is tough work.  Not many who begin as welders retire as welders.  Eventually practically every welder develops cataracts.  Neck and back problems are also a foregone conclusion. There is also a long list of possible health problems depending on the type of welding.  Recently, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) identified hexavalent chromium as a ...

  • Hazardous Waste in Schools

    When you think of “Hazardous Waste”, the thought of leaking drums at an old manufacturing facility comes to mind.  Another common vision is people in white tyvek suits walking around a contaminated site with leaking drums.  The last thing that comes to mind as it pertains to “Hazardous Waste” is schools.  Did you know schools potentially could ...

  • Nanotechnology – what is it? are there hazards?

    This is the first of a series articles on the emerging field of Nanotechnology. What is it? In short – small! Very small! Very, very small! Nanotechnology comes from the prefix Nano which, in English, means 1/billionth, just as micro means 1/millionth. So Nanotechnology involves 2 things: 1) extremely small man-made materials – some even as small as 1 atom thick, ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

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