The Effects of Toxic Waste Disposal

Written by david kennedy
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
The Effects of Toxic Waste Disposal
(Discarded toxic waste--photo by The Sierra Club (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierraclub/2826268910/))

Toxic waste, also known as hazardous waste, is often a type of dangerous waste that is harmful to living organisms. These waste products are not easily recycled and are usually discarded and disposed of in landfills. The effects of toxic waste can impact individual health and the environment. The consequences of poorly disposed toxic waste can impact the environment long after its effect on individuals.

Other People Are Reading

Property Value

Heavy industries, manufacturing sites and disposal sites can have toxic waste. These facilities can have a negative impact on the values of nearby properties.

Health

Toxic waste is often associated with carcinogens. These substances can cause mutations in the body, which can lead to cancer.

Environment

Toxins buried below ground can reach underground water streams, which empty out into nearby water sources. These pollutants affect surrounding wildlife.

Society

Social reform and an active government taking responsibility are some of the positive effects of toxic waste disposal.

Prevention/Solution

The Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for safeguards dealing with toxic waste. The agency has a program called Superfund, which is designed to clean up abandoned and illegally dumped hazardous waste sites.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.