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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Waste incineration and public health / Committee on Health Effects of Waste Incineration, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06371-X (casebound)

1. Hazardous wastes—Incineration—Health aspects. 2. Health risk assessment. 3. Incineration—Health aspects. 4. Medical wastes—Incineration. 5. Pollution prevention. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Health Effects of Waste Incineration.

RA578.H38 W37 2000

363.72'87—dc21

00-009914

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