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Residents living within 10 km of incinerator show significant increase in laryngeal cancer: Delhi High Court

Written By Gopal Krishna on Monday, January 13, 2014 | 4:49 AM

Notice to Jindal's waste-to-energy plant for causing pollution -Business Standard

Notice to Jindal’s waste-to-energy plant-The Hindu

Delhi Pollution Control Committee hands show cause notice to Okhla plant  -Economic Times

Delhi Pollution Control Committee hands showcause notice to Okhla plant  - The Times of India

Protesters stage march against "toxic" waste incinerator- PTI

Protest against Okhla waste plant-The Times of India

Delhi High Court judgment stating that “Residents living within 10 km of an incinerator, refinery, and waste disposal site” showed “Significant increase in laryngeal cancer in men living with closer proximity to the incinerator and other pollution sources” creates a compelling case for Agarwal's biomedical waste incinerator to be shut down with immediate effect by the Arvind Kejriwal Govt. 
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The judgement is unequivocal in stating, “Residents living around an incinerator and other pollution sources” showed “Significant increase in lung cancer related specifically to the incinerator”. The “People living within 7.5 km of 72 incinerators” displayed “Risks of all cancers and specifically of stomach, colorectal, liver and lung cancer increased with closer proximity to incinerators”.
In its order dated January 15, 2013 the High Court underlined the health hazards posed by the incinerator. 

A wealth of links to documents and articles describing the health risks related to incineration:

"Smokescreen Politics" article from The Ecologist magazine (includes new research from the USA on Health Hazards of Particulates).

Comprehensive Report on "Incineration and Human Health" (includes information on dioxins and particulate matter) "Incinerators therefore contribute to the type of particulate air pollution that is the most dangerous for human health" by Michelle Allsopp, Pat Costner & Paul Johnston, Greenpeace Research Laboratories, University of Exeter, UK.

Friends of the Earth Information on Incineration health issues: http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/briefings/incineration_health_issues.pdf

Friends of the Earth Information: Tyseley Incinerator - Health Hazards UK "...USA has recommended safe levels of dioxins, to minimise the risk of cancer, at one thousandth the current UK level.." http://www.birminghamfoe.org.uk/newslet/news0498/story11.htm

Green Peace Information: Childhood cancer http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/toxics/incinerators-double-childhood-cancer

Green Peace Information: Incineration problems www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/toxics/incineration/the-problem

PAIN People Against Incineration : Hazardous .... "if you live within 25 miles". http://www.p-a-in.co.uk/david%20bellamy.htm

PAIN People Against Incineration: Dr D. Van Steenis informs us on how dangerous operating an incinerator really is:
http://www.p-a-in.co.uk/dvs.htm

Irish Doctors Environmental Association: Incinerator Health Hazards (and suggested reading) (IRE) http://www.ideaireland.org/incineratorsandhealth.htm

Green Futures: Check list (US) http://www.greenfutures.org/projects/incinerator/incinerator_checklist.html

Green Futures: Incinerator Guide Book (US) http://www.greenfutures.org/projects/incinerator/incineration_gdbk.html
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