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Eisenburg S. (2008). This Green Life:The 3R's Still Rule. Natural Resources Defense Council.Retrieved on April 1, 2014, at

Medina M. (2010). Solid Waste, Poverty and the Environment in Developing Country Cities. United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research. Retrieved on April 1, 2014, from

EPA Water: Permitting (NPDES) (n.d.) Retrieved on August 14, 2014 from

United States Environmental Protection Agency (2013). Wastes: Basic Information. Retrieved on April 1, 2014, from

United States Environmental Protection Agency (2013). Wastes: Hazardous Wastes. Retrieved on April 1, 2014, at

Module 1 - SLP

The production of solid wastes in the United States is growing both in volume and toxicity. More and more of the products discarded every day contain toxic chemicals or otherwise hazardous substances that have the potential to eventually impact public health and the environment.

You are employed by your local public health department and are being asked to prepare a document that justifies the necessity of proper handling of hazardous wastes and keeping hazardous wastes out of the solid waste stream in your community. Write a paper in which you do the following:

  1. Discuss what may constitute improper practices for the disposal of trash (solid wastes), particularly hazardous wastes.
  2. Describe the human health problems that could occur if trash (solid wastes), particularly hazardous waste, is improperly disposed of in your community.

Be sure to justify your opinion with evidence from the literature.

Please be sure to provide at least citations of sources consulted in preparing your paper in the body of the actual document itself (i.e., in addition to furnishing a reference list). Remember, any statement that you make that is not common knowledge or that originates from your synthesis or interpretation of materials you have read must have a citation associated with it. For guidelines on in-text citations, visit the following web site:


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Part 1
The municipal solid waste (MSW) which is also commonly referred to as garbage or trash
are mainly made up of the items that we throw after usage on a daily basis. These items are grass
clippings, clothing, food scraps, appliances, product packaging, batteries, and paint. The origin is
our homes, businesses, hospitals, and schools. Many ways constitute the improper practices in the
disposal of MSW (Conserve Energy Future, 2016). Some of these ways are: throwing the wastes
in the street, throwing it directly into the water bodies, and flushing it down the sinks, toilets, or
drains. When these wastes are flushed through the toilet, drains, or sink, the hazardous wastes pass
through the sewer system to the treatment plants which are usually not e...

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