Environmental Hazards and Human Health

Environmental Hazards and Human Health

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Introduction

A good paper should start with background information on the topic to be discussed, define important terms, and explain why the topic is important to the reader. For this assignment’s introduction, you will answer the following questions:

What is municipal solid waste?

How was waste dealt with before industrialization?

Why did this process have to change?

Body of Paper

The body of your paper should consist of several paragraphs, one to address each of the main topics of your paper. Address the following points with at least 1 paragraph each:

1. Describe an open dump. What environmental problems do open dumps cause?

2. Describe an early landfill, and how these differ from open dumps. What problems are associated with early landfills? This should include a discussion of leachate, methane, incomplete decomposition, and settling.

3. Describe a modern landfill. What are the differences as compared to early landfills?

How was waste dealt with before industrialization?

Why did this process have to change?

Body of Paper
The body of your paper should consist of several paragraphs, one to address each of the main topics of your paper. Address the following points with at least 1 paragraph each:
1.    Describe an open dump. What environmental problems do open dumps cause?

2.    Describe an early landfill, and how these differ from open dumps. What problems are associated with early landfills? This should include a discussion of leachate, methane, incomplete decomposition, and settling.

3.    Describe a modern landfill. What are the differences as compared to early landfills?