Focus Sheet: Open Burning - Prohibited Materials
Acrobat PDF format (Number of pages: 2) (Publication Size: 18KB)
|Description||Until recently burning was a common way to dispose of trash such as paper, cardboard, and junk mail. Although burning of garbage has been prohibited since 1974, some people still consider it an acceptable practice. However, with increasing population growth, burning of any prohibited materials such as garbage or plastic has become recognized as a significant health risk and public nuisance. This focus sheet explains what materials are legal and illegal to burn and gives alternatives to burning.|
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|Keywords||Population, Focus sheet, burning, open burning|
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