Disposal and Management of Solid Waste : Pathogens and Diseases
In developed countries wastewater and sewage sludge are disposed by means that reduce or minimize exposure by humans to disease organisms. Most municipal solid waste goes to landfills which have liners to protect ground water. Humans are often exposed to pathogens, resulting in serious diseases from the disposal of human and animal wastes. This book describes the various pathogens and diseases that can be found in solid waste and describes the means and opportunities for disposal and management of various solid waste materials.