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Landfill: Health Hazards

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effect of landfill sites on the health and well-being of nearby residents. (182296)

All the available evidence on the health effects of living in proximity to landfill sites was assessed and summarised in the report published by my Department in 2004, “Review of the environmental and health effects of waste management”. The report was produced by Enviros and peer reviewed by the Royal Society and can be accessed on the DEFRA website.