Navigation Links
Odor and environmental concerns of communities living near waste disposal facilities
Date:5/1/2013

A recent study involving the University of Southampton has investigated public perception of how waste disposal sites affect residents living nearby.

Public opinion of waste management facilities can influence where sites are located and how waste management services are delivered. Obtaining the support of communities around municipal solid waste (MSW) facilities is an important part of the successful operation of these services. One common complaint from local communities concerns unpleasant smells emitted from waste disposal facilities, such as from landfill sites.

To understand how living close to a waste disposal facility affects peoples' perceptions of odours and local pollution, the study, which is published in the journal Waste Management, questioned residents in four villages located near a cluster of waste disposal sites in southern Italy.

Two sanitary landfill sites (designed to isolate the waste from the environment) were constructed in the 1990s and a refuse derived fuel (RDF) plant (where MSW is shredded and dehydrated to recover materials for fuel) was built in 2001. All facilities were closed in 2008.

Residents were questioned in 2003, when the facilities were operating, and again in 2009, when they had closed, about their perception of and attitudes towards pollution and odours in the local area. They were also questioned their awareness of the waste facilities in the area.

The residents' perception of odour nuisance considerably diminished between 2003 and 2009 for the nearest villages, with odour perception showing an association with distance from the facilities. After the facilities had closed, residents had difficulty in identifying the type of smell due to the decrease in odour level. During both surveys, older residents reported most concern about the potentially adverse health impacts of long-term exposure to odours from MSW facilities. However, although awareness of MSW facilities an
'/>"/>

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-238-059-3212
University of Southampton
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Earth Week: American U. launches William K. Reilly Fund for Environmental Governance & Leadership
2. Food and Environmental Virology adds society affiliation
3. Study: Environmental policies matter for growing megacities
4. Scientists find government justification of new environmental policy unfounded
5. Environmental enrichment important factor impacting cell transplantation and brain repair
6. Nottingham-Australia collaboration on environmental conservation of the future
7. Antarctic soil researcher awarded prestigious 2013 Tyler Environmental Prize
8. Nevada climate, environmental data network to inform research, community
9. Environmental change impacts on migratory shorebirds differ for males and females
10. Global surveys show environmental concerns rank low among public concerns
11. Mussels cramped by environmental factors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/21/2015)... , July 21, 2015  NXT-ID, Inc. ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ... smart wallet, announces that it has filed provisional ... and Method. This invention highlights ... only authorizes an account, but also the user ...
(Date:7/20/2015)... , July 20, 2015  Acuity Market ... Report: The Convergence of Commerce and Privacy" forecasts ... mobile biometric apps will be downloaded to smart ... The mobile biometrics market is projected to generate ... revenue during the seven-year forecast period.    ...
(Date:7/13/2015)... 13, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, ... 62/188684 for BEHAVIORAL-DIRECTED AUTHENTIATION METHOD AND ... and secure method to make payments.  With this ... introduced with its groundbreaking voice-direct payment patent application, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Patents Personalized Tokenized Payments for Next Generation Secure Payment Technology 2NXT-ID Patents Personalized Tokenized Payments for Next Generation Secure Payment Technology 3NXT-ID Patents Personalized Tokenized Payments for Next Generation Secure Payment Technology 4Biometrics on Smart Mobile Devices to Redefine Digital Identity with 12.9 Billion Biometric App Downloads between 2014 and 2020 2NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 2NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 3NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 4
... Toronto Scarborough researchers gives the best description yet of ... called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and could lead to ... brain regions that process negative emotions (for example, anger ... brain regions that would normally help damp down negative ...
... in the business of trading wetlands rather than selling his ... for wetland restoration. Research from the University of Illinois recommends ... restoration sites result in more environmentally positive outcomes. ... current policies if a wetland is scheduled for development and ...
... New Zealand Crown Research Institute, will cooperate to publish the ... Volume 43, Issue 1, the journal will be part of ... it will be freely available on www.nzjforestryscience.com and ... in 1971, the New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science ...
Cached Biology News:New insights into the 'borderline personality' brain 2Trading wetlands no longer a deal with the devil 2Trading wetlands no longer a deal with the devil 3Springer to collaborate with Scion on open access journal 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... Marshall, MN (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... Ralco Enrichment Center at the Lyon County Fair to be held August 5-9 in ... more about where their meals come from and how agriculture impacts their daily lives. ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015 According to ... (Software, Molecular Modeling, PB/PK, PKPD, Trial Design, Toxicity Prediction, ... Preclinical, Clinical Trial), by End Users - Global Forecast ... expected to reach USD 2,107.99 million by 2020 from ... 15.29%. Browse more than ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015 Ascendis Pharma ... that applies its innovative TransCon technology to address ... results from a six-month Phase 2 study to ... Growth Hormone in 53 treatment-naïve, pre-pubertal children with ... are extremely pleased with the top-line results from ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... 30, 2015 Sanofi, a ... the second quarter of 2015. CEO Olivier ... its performance in different businesses. Watch ... http://www.eurobusinessmedia.com/ceo-direct/sanofi/sanofi-h1-2015-results-interview-with-ceo-olivier-brandicourt?utm_source=ceo-direct&utm_medium=wire Topics covered in the ... - Performance drivers - Diabetes ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ralco Announces Primary Sponsorship of Ralco Enrichment Center at Lyon County Fair 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 3Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 4Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 2Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 3Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 4Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 5Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 6Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 7
... received,additional sales orders in excess of one half million ... recent cross-country sales,initiative. These purchase orders are currently resulting ... achieving break-even status,by the end of January, 2008, or ... About Signalife: Signalife, Inc. is an award-winning ...
... 10 DermTech International, Inc.,a biotechnology company ... of melanoma and other diseases, today appointed ... Board. Dr. Quackenbush is a,Professor of Biostatistics ... and Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics,at ...
... Oct. 9 For Hispanic-Americans without health,insurance, it ... as doctor,visits and prescription medicines. However, help is ... prescribed by their doctors. Listen to this ... http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?story=33947 Registered journalists can access video, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Signalife Continues to Procure Purchase Orders, Revenues 2DermTech Appoints BioStatistical Pioneer, John Quackenbush, Ph.D., as a Member of the Company's Scientific Advisory Board 2
...
Kit contains: Bio-Rad Amplification Reagent, 2x Amplification Diluent, Streptavidin-HRP, Blocking Reagent, and Phosphate Buffered Saline....
...
... interface for data capture, recording, manipulation, ... from paper to this powerful solution ... an integrated LIMS, notary service, customer ... functions allow LABTrack to achieve in ...
Biology Products: