Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
FERREIRA, João Alberto and ANJOS, Luiz Antonio dos. Public and occupational health issues related to municipal solid waste management. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.3, pp. 689-696. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2001000300023.
Based on a literature review, the paper calls attention to public and occupational health problems related to poor municipal solid waste management resulting from a development model that views environmental protection, public health, and workers' health as secondary issues. The authors emphasize the need for research to support a new waste management model highlighting the importance of environmental preservation and protection of human health, in addition to suggesting measures to achieve such goals. The discussion aims to incorporate solid waste management into the public health agenda.
Keywords : Occupational Health; Solid Wastes; Urban Cleaning.