Incinerators Study - Exposure Paper Published

On the 16th of June 2017 SAHSU published an assessment of exposure to particle pollution around 22 municipal waste incinerators. This paper is part of a wider study investigating reproductive and infant health near municipal waste incinerators in Great Britain.

The assessment used real-world measurements of pollution coming from the chimney of each incinerator to predict  the impact on the surrounding area, following the same method as our more limited 2013 study (Ashworth et al. 2013 In this new paper we found that incinerators made only a small contribution to particle pollution at ground-level which was dominated by distance sources and other local factors such as traffic.

The paper can be downloaded from the journal Environmental Science and Technology