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The Resource "As if you're inhaling your death" : the health risks of burning waste in Lebanon

"As if you're inhaling your death" : the health risks of burning waste in Lebanon

Label
"As if you're inhaling your death" : the health risks of burning waste in Lebanon
Title
"As if you're inhaling your death"
Title remainder
the health risks of burning waste in Lebanon
Title variation
Health risks of burning waste in Lebanon
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Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Recommendations -- Methodology -- I. Background -- II. The effects of open burning -- III. Authorities' response -- IV. Steps forward -- V. Legal standards -- Acknowledgments -- Annex I. Response from Ministry of Public Health -- Annex II. Response from Civil Defense
  • Open burning of waste is a dangerous and avoidable practice that takes place across Lebanon. Because it risks causing a range of short and long-term health problems, it implicates the Lebanese government's legal obligations to protect the health of its citizens. In Lebanon, open burning is a consequence of the government's failure to manage solid waste in a way that respects environmental and health laws designed to protect people. Children and older persons are at particular risk. Open burning of waste occurs when existing waste management plans break down, such as occurred in Beirut and surrounding Mount Lebanon during a 2015 waste management crisis that saw garbage piling up in the streets. But it is also the result of the central government's prioritization of waste collection and disposal in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, which produce just half of Lebanon's municipal solid waste, while leaving other municipalities to fend for themselves without adequate financial support, technical expertise, and oversight
Cataloging source
COO
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TD839.L4
LC item number
K43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
"As if you're inhaling your death" : the health risks of burning waste in Lebanon
Link
https://www.hrw.org/report/2017/12/01/if-youre-inhaling-your-death/health-risks-burning-waste-lebanon
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Publication
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Note
  • "November 2017"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Bassam Khawaja, Lebanon and Kuwait researcher in the Middle East and North Africa division at Human Rights Watch"--Page 67, Acknowledgments
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
72 pages
Isbn
9781623135461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • on1020578586
  • (OCoLC)1020578586
Label
"As if you're inhaling your death" : the health risks of burning waste in Lebanon
Link
https://www.hrw.org/report/2017/12/01/if-youre-inhaling-your-death/health-risks-burning-waste-lebanon
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "November 2017"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Bassam Khawaja, Lebanon and Kuwait researcher in the Middle East and North Africa division at Human Rights Watch"--Page 67, Acknowledgments
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
72 pages
Isbn
9781623135461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • on1020578586
  • (OCoLC)1020578586

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