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Hazardous Waste Management and Health Risks

Bentham Science Publishers

Book Announcement

Gabriella Marfe and Carla Di Stefano's new book is essential treatise on the issues envornmental health and waste management.

Many of us have concerns about the pollution round the globe, but we often overlook the essential issue of human health. Interactions between human activities and the environment are complicated and it could necessary to create the optimal balance among environmental protection, social well-being, economic growth, and technological progress. The global environment is under massive stress from centuries of human industrialization. The impact this will have on human health is tremendous, and we are only just now discovering what the long-term outcomes may be.

Hazardous Waste Management and Health Risks aims to point out critical areas of environmental controls: the regulation and management of hazardous wastes to interested readers. The book focuses on several aspects of hazardous waste, from its sources to its consequences, for human health and natural environment. The authors underline that inadequate and inappropriate handling of health-care waste could pose a significant risk for public health and environment. In this scenario, sound management of health-care waste plays a critical role of environmental health protection.

Readers, students, and professionals alike, will also learn about important concepts of sustainable solid waste management on their way to grasping the underpinnings of a 'zero waste' strategy. Furthermore, this book explains how the release of chemical toxins derived by hazardous waste can be negatively implicated in environmental and health impacts. For example, it addresses the correlation between the heavy metal pollution and various acute and chronic diseases in human beings, and also illustrates how reproductive biomarkers can be considered as early signals of environmental pressure and increased risk of adverse chronic health effects, outlining a possible new approach in public health. Such approaches are very useful for preventive health surveillance programs, especially in the realm of environmental risk assessment.

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About the authors

Dr. Gabriella Marfe is researcher at University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli. The main research focus of Dr. Marfe is on the mechanisms of resistance pathway to anti-tyrosine kinases inhibitors in CML, breast and colon cancer Dr. Carla Di Stefano is a researcher at of Hematology, "Tor Vergata" University, Rome Italy. Her basic research focuses on leukemia cancer stem cells.

Dr. Miriam Kennet is a specialist in Green Economics and the Co-Founder and CEO of the Green Economics Institute. She also founded and edits the International Journal of Green Economics. She is a member of Mansfield College, Oxford University and the Environmental Change Institute Dr. Stefania Perna is researcher at University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli.

Dr. Rishi Rana is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India. Her main research interests lie in upholding an interdisciplinary and hybrid educational training and the cross- disciplinary approach has given her an edge to contribute effectively in multidisciplinary teams working on the environment, waste management, health risks, energy and climate change

Dr. Rajiv Ganguly is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India. His main research interests lie in dispersion modelling of air pollutants, health effects of air pollution, water and wastewater treatment and solid waste management.

Dr. Amal I. Hassan is Associate Professor at Radioisotope Department, Nuclear Research Center, Atomic Energy Authority, Dokki Giza, Egypt He has published many international review and research papers in journals and presented research papers in international conferences

Dr. Hosam M. Saleh is a Professor of radioactive waste management at the Radioisotope Department, Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt. He gained the Scientific Encouragement Award from Atomic Energy Authority (2013), Encouragement Prize in Advanced Technical Sciences from the Academy of Scientific Research (2014).

Dr. Sunil Jayant Kulkarni works at Gharda Institute of Technology, Lavel, Maharashtra, India.415708. She is involved in different academic activities across the universities in Maharashtra.

Dr. Luigi Montano, MD, UroAndrologist, President of Italian Society of Human Reproduction, has his expertise in Environmental Pathology and Lifestyle Medicine, His attention is focused on the prevention of environmental risks on reproductive health, particularly of the new generations.

Dr. James G. Linn works at Optimal Solutions in Healthcare and International Development, U.S.A. and Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

Dr. Debra Rose Wilson is a health psychologist and a nurse. Her research experience includes healing for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, autoimmune disease, breastfeeding, complementary therapies, and women's health

Dr. Jorge Chuaqui is a Professor of the School of Sociology of the University of Valparaiso in the fields of Sociology of Health.

Dr. Thabo T. Fako is former Vice Chancellor University of Botswana Gaborone, Botswana.

Dr. Arturo Hermann is a "Primo ricercatore" at the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat), Rome, Italy. In his main research fields -- Institutional and Keynesian Economics, Sustainable and Equitable Development, Political Economy, also considered in their relations with psychology and psychoanalysis -- he has authored several books, book chapters, and scholarly journal articles.

Keywords: waste management, environmental health protection, public health, environmental risk, human health, health-care waste, zero waste

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