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Health and air quality impacts of pollution from waste incinerators
08 Jun 2021 09:53 #6044

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Tuesday, 15 June, 7:30–9pm, XR Zero Waste will be hosting a panel discussion on the health and air quality impacts of pollution from waste incinerators. The event is supported by Stop the Edmonton Incinerator Now and Zero Waste Europe. A free online event but registration is required. To sign up:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/health-and-air-quality-impacts-of-pollution-from-waste-incinerators-tickets-158478697049
The panel discussion will focus on the health risks to people living around incinerators and beyond. It will also consider the policy implications of the scientific evidence, including arguments for the precautionary principle to be applied in planning decisions regarding waste incinerators. The speakers are:
• Geraint Davies, who will moderate the event, is the UK Member of Parliament (Labour and Co-op) for Swansea West, Wales. He is the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution and a member of the UK’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, having previously served on the Environmental Audit Committee.
• Kirsten Bouman works on biomonitoring projects for ToxicoWatch, an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness of toxic hazards, providing evidence-based policy advice to governments and industry actors, and establishing the precautionary principle as a guideline for decision-makers.
• Dr Dominic Hogg founded the environmental consultancy Eunomia, where he worked for 20 years. He has undertaken a number of reviews and assessments of the climate change and air quality impacts of waste treatment facilities.
• Prof. Vyvyan Howard is a medically qualified toxico-pathologist and Emeritus Professor of Bioimaging in the Centre for Molecular Biosciences at the University of Ulster.
• Ruggero Ridolfi, MD, is an oncologist with more than 40 years of clinical experience.

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Health and air quality impacts of pollution from waste incinerators
18 Jun 2021 22:32 #6069

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Here's a recording of the panel discussion on incineration and air pollution, chaired by the chair of the All Party Paliamentary Group for Air Pollution.

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