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Titre du Document
Critical review of industrial and medical waste practices in Dar es Salaam City
Auteur(s)
MATO R. R. A. M. ; KASEVA M. E.
Résumé
Industrial and medical wastes constitute a larger part on what is known as hazardous wastes. The production of these wastes is and will continue to be an on going phenomenon as long as human civilization persists. The health impacts of direct and indirect exposure to hazardous wastes include carcinogenic effects, reproductive system damage, respiratory effects, central nervous system effects, and many others. Today, many developed countries have legal provisions with regard to proper management of hazardous wastes. Tanzania, like many developing countries, has little emphasis on the proper handling and disposal of hazardous wastes. There is a serious inadequacy in handling industrial and medical solid wastes in the Dar es Salaam City. Improper waste deposition is increasingly becoming a potential public health risk and an environmental burden. Due to poor control of waste, industrialists and hospital owners are not well checked on how they handle and dispose of the wastes they produce with the result that many hazardous wastes reach the Vingunguti dumpsite without notice. Data on waste generation in Dar es Salaam is also inadequate, making it difficult to plan an efficient solid waste system. Promotion of public awareness, legislation and regulations enforcement and establishment of a proper sanitary landfill are considered to be principal remedial measures to ensure sound environmental maintenance. This paper summarizes the findings of the study on the practices of industria
Editeur
Elsevier; Elsevier
Identifiant
ISSN : 0921-3449
Source
Resources, conservation and recycling A. 1999, vol. 25, n° 3-4, pp. 271-287 [bibl. : 20 ref.]
Langue
Anglais
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