A REVIEW ON EFFECTS OF SOME GASES EMITTED FROM MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS ON HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
AbstractEveryday millions tons of different gases are emitted into the atmosphere from municipal solid waste landfills (MSWL). Several of these gases are toxic, carcinogen or mutagen. Therefore, it is important to have information about health effects of MSWL gases. Some of MSWL gases have negative effects on human reproductive system. The aim of this article was to collect short information about negative effects of some gases emitted from MSWL on human reproductive system.
This study was carried out in two steps. First, recognizing the gases emitted from MSWL using an extensive literature review and second, finding their intensity of negative effects on human reproductive system.
The major part of gases emitted from MSWL is methane and carbon dioxide. Both of these gases are not known as a toxic compound for human reproductive system. Many compounds that have been categorized as non - methane organic compounds such as 1, 1, 1- trichloroethane, 1, 1, 2, 2-tetrachloroethane, 1, 1- dichloroethylene, 1, 2- dichloroethane1, 2- dichloropropane, acrylonitrile, benzene and acetone are toxic for human reproductive system.
The most important method to prevent the negative effects of gases emitted from municipal solid waste landfills is combusting of them to recover their energy.
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