Editors: Gabriella Marfe, Carla Di Stefano

Risks and Challenges of Hazardous Waste Management: Reviews and Case Studies

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ISBN: 978-981-14-7248-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-7246-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114724661200101


This reference presents reviews and case studies of hazardous waste management in a selection of cities. The overarching themes of the compiled topics include 1) the problems of healthcare waste management, 2) case studies of hazardous waste mismanagement, 3) health risks associated with environmental waste, issues in environmental health and 4) grassroots environmentalism.

The volume initially presents reviews and case studies from developing countries, including countries in South America (Argentina), Africa (Algeria and Nigeria), and Asia (India). The latter chapters of the book focus on environmental issues in Campania, a region in Italy. These chapters also provide an insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on waste management practices in this region.

Risks and Challenges of Hazardous Waste Management is an insightful reference for management trainees, professionals and researchers associated with waste management and environmental health firms. Readers will gain insights into current issues and practices in the respective industries. The reviews and case studies presented in the reference are also useful to professionals involved in risk assessment studies.


This book is written with the objective of providing all the essential information which are of utmost importance to hazardous waste management. The issues of environment protection have already spread far and wide and proper management of hazardous waste is one valuable contribution towards this global concern. The first chapters attempt to simplify the subject and to inculcate the valid concept of biomedical waste management effects.

From chapter one to three, the problems of healthcare waste management are discussed. Moreover, other authors illustrate some case studies of hazardous waste mismanagement that has caused a massive environmental damage in chapter four and five. Then, chapter six analyzes the emerging environmental and public health impacts of e-waste.

Finally, the last chapters describe the waste crisis in Campania. In this regard, the authors provide useful insight into single aspects of the waste system in Campania and their influences on human health impact.

Gabriella Marfe
Department of Scienze e Tecnologie Ambientali Biologiche e Farmaceutiche,
University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”,
via Vivaldi 43,
Caserta 81100,
Carla Di Stefano
Department of Hematology,
“Tor Vergata” University,
Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome,


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