Guidance

Landfill sites: impact on health from emissions

This report (RCE-18) concludes that living close to a well-managed landfill site does not pose a significant risk to human health.

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This review encompasses the results of a number of epidemiological studies, detailed monitoring results from a major project funded by the Environment Agency, and advice sought from the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment. The HPA concludes that there has been no new evidence to change the previous advice that living close to a well-managed landfill site does not pose a significant risk to human health.