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Household Hazardous Waste Management

Edited by Daniel Mmereki

Chongqing University, China

Rapid global urbanization and increases in living standards in recent decades have led to changes in the household hazardous waste (HHW) generation characteristics due to increases in buying power and easier access to products that are convenient but not always safe. In recent years, the amount of diversified hazardous materials and/or potentially hazardous materials, such as cleaning products, medicines, personal care products, packaging and container products, phthalates, and antibacterial agents, poses a serious threat to the environment and public health. As a result developed countries have adopted well-functioning policy measures and innovative technologies to deal with HHW. On the other hand, developing countries have weak institutional structures and poor policy performance and have adopted ad hoc approaches to manage HHW. The book contains five chapters covering topics of household hazardous waste management and exposure assessment. This book will be useful to many research scientists, solid and hazardous waste managers, administrators, librarians, and students in the scope of development in solid and hazardous waste management program including sources of household hazardous waste, exposure assessment, and government policies on waste generation and treatment and processing of HHW.

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Household Hazardous Waste ManagementEdited by Daniel Mmereki

Published: February 1st 2017

DOI: 10.5772/62793

ISBN: 978-953-51-2910-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2909-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6693-1

Copyright year: 2017

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13 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

20 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Overview of Household Hazardous Waste Management in the African Context

By Daniel Mmereki, Baizhan Li, Liu Hong and Andrew Baldwin


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2. Dose Response and Exposure Assessment of Household Hazardous Waste

By Johan Sohaili, Shantha Kumari Muniyandi and Rosli Mohamad


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3. Chemical Recycling of Household Polymeric Wastes

By Ali Karaduman


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4. Polystyrene as Hazardous Household Waste

By Trisia A. Farrelly and Ian C. Shaw


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5. Household Hazardous Waste Management in Sub‐Saharan Africa

By Joshua N. Edokpayi, John O. Odiyo, Olatunde S. Durowoju and Ahmed Adetoro


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