Case Study of a Persistent Landfill Fire and Community Health Impacts

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Publication Date Mar 17, 2015
Author NCCEH

This case study explores the issue of health impacts in the community from persistent landfill fires and covers a number of topics including: outdoor air pollution; waste management; health equity; health surveillance; environmental surveillance; and occupational health.

Although written from a broad public health and medical health officers’ point of view, this case study may be helpful to other environmental public health practitioners with an approach to population exposure to environmental contaminants through risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. This case study frames questions in the context of such an approach.