FactsHealth and Environment
It reviews research results of the technical aspects and environmental impact of incinerators as well as epidemiological investigations in areas where incinerators are present…
It concludes that “there is no known scientific evidence” of a significant impact on the environment and the health of people living nearby
“no evidence for increased risk of a range of birth outcomes, including birth weight, preterm delivery and infant mortality, in relation to either MWI emissions or living near an MWI”
This report addresses the reliability and accuracy of measurements at very low concentrations. This is essential in guaranteeing that the very low emission limits set in the legislation can be monitored in a reliable way.
A study by the Imperial College London estimates Particulate Exposure from Incinerators in the UK…
This study funded by Public Health England searched for emissions around facilities in the UK.
Dutch searchers found that levels of certain contaminants were similar whether they grew next to a Waste-to-Energy plant or not.
In 2013 researchers checked 10 years of emission data of PCDD/F, fine, and ultra-fine particles from the Bolzano Waste-to-Energy plant in Italy.
This 2012 study presents results from monitoring PCCD/F in soil, vegetation and air between 2009-2010.
In 2012, researchers compared ultrafine particle concentrations in Waste-to-Energy plants emissions and other activities.
This report reviewed more than 40 published research papers and other studies on Waste-to-Energy plant emissions.
Researchers studied concentrations of heavy metals in samples from populations both around and away from Bilbao’s Waste-to-Energy plant.
In this 2007 research, dioxin concentrations in blood samples from 138 adults living near Waste-to-Energy plants were studied.
This 2005 paper from the German Ministry of Environment focused on the evolution of emissions from Waste-to-Energy plants.
Life Cycle Assessment