Pollution and Health Impacts of Waste-to-Energy Incineration

Africa - Incineration and cement kilns -

Epidemiological studies provide sufficient evidence of direct health impacts of incinerators, which range from neoplasia to congenital anomalies, infant deaths and miscarriage. While more research can be done on newer incinerators when enough data is collected over time, the findings of existing studies suggest serious risks associated with incinerators, both for nearby and distant populations.