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Titre du document / Document title

Critical review of industrial and medical waste practices in Dar es Salaam City

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

MATO R. R. A. M. (1) ; KASEVA M. E. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Land Surveying Land Management and Valuation and Environmental Engineering. University College of Lands and Architectural Studies, P.O. Box 35176, Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIE, REPUBLIQUE-UNIE DE

Résumé / Abstract

Industrial and medical wastes constitute a larger part on what is known as hazardous wastes. The production of these wastes is and will continue to be an on going phenomenon as long as human civilization persists. The health impacts of direct and indirect exposure to hazardous wastes include carcinogenic effects, reproductive system damage, respiratory effects, central nervous system effects, and many others. Today, many developed countries have legal provisions with regard to proper management of hazardous wastes. Tanzania, like many developing countries, has little emphasis on the proper handling and disposal of hazardous wastes. There is a serious inadequacy in handling industrial and medical solid wastes in the Dar es Salaam City. Improper waste deposition is increasingly becoming a potential public health risk and an environmental burden. Due to poor control of waste, industrialists and hospital owners are not well checked on how they handle and dispose of the wastes they produce with the result that many hazardous wastes reach the Vingunguti dumpsite without notice. Data on waste generation in Dar es Salaam is also inadequate, making it difficult to plan an efficient solid waste system. Promotion of public awareness, legislation and regulations enforcement and establishment of a proper sanitary landfill are considered to be principal remedial measures to ensure sound environmental maintenance. This paper summarizes the findings of the study on the practices of industrial and medical waste management in Dar es Salaam. The author aims to express the inadequacy in hazardous waste management and suggests possible measures to be applied in order to rectify the situation.

Revue / Journal Title

Resources, conservation and recycling    ISSN  0921-3449 

Source / Source

1999, vol. 25, no3-4, pp. 271-287 (20 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Kidlington, ROYAUME-UNI  (1988) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Tanzania

;

Solid waste

;

Industrial waste

;

Hospital waste

;

Hazardous waste

;

Waste management

;

Africa

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Tanzanie

;

Déchet solide

;

Déchet industriel

;

Déchet hospitalier

;

Déchet dangereux

;

Gestion déchet

;

Afrique

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Tanzania

;

Residuos sólidos

;

Desperdicio industrial

;

Desperdicio hospitalario

;

Residuos peligrosos

;

Tratamiento desperdicios

;

Africa

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16839, 35400008332562.0060

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 1722180



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