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  1. Recent levels of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in sediments of the sewer system in Hanoi, Vietnam

    The occurrence, temporal trend, sources and toxicity of PCBs and organochlorine pesticides were investigated in sediment samples from the sewer system of Hanoi City, including the rivers Nhue, To Lich, Lu, Set, Kim Nguu and the Yen So Lake. In general, th ...

    ekhupdater - 08/22/2014 - 18:03

  2. PBDEs and PCBs in sediments of the Thi Nai Lagoon (Central Vietnam) and soils from its mainland

    Concentration and distribution of PCBs, PCB 11, and PBDEs in both surficial sediment and soil samples, taken from a zone subject to recent accelerated development, were investigated to assess the environ-mental quality and understand both natural and anth ...

    ekhupdater - 08/19/2014 - 22:07

  3. Pesticide pollution in agricultural areas of Northern Vietnam: Case study in Hoang Liet and Minh Dai communes

    Soils and agricultural products from the Red River basin in Northern Vietnam were reported to be contaminated by agrichemicals. To assess potential exposure of local farmers and consumers to these contaminants, pesticide use and management practices of lo ...

    ekhupdater - 08/19/2014 - 22:38

  4. Disaster Waste Management Guidelines

    Disaster waste is a well-recognized threat to health, safety and the environment, and can also be a major impediment to post-disaster rescue operations.Experience shows that disaster waste is often managed in an ad hoc manner, however, and that substantia ...

    admin - 08/20/2014 - 16:28

  5. Healthcare Waste in Asia

    Realizing the threats posed by healthcare waste, the Thematic Working Group on Solid and Hazardous Waste under the Regional Forum on Environment and Health considered it as an important area for action.The 3RKH and TWGSHW share common interests on healthc ...

    admin - 08/05/2014 - 17:59

  6. Managing Pharmaceutical Waste: A 10 step Blueprint for Health Care Facilities in the United States

    The discovery of a variety of pharmaceuticals in surface, ground, and drinking waters around the country is raising concerns about the potentially adverse environmental consequences of these contaminants.  Minute concentrations of chemicals known as endoc ...

    admin - 08/22/2014 - 13:49