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Purpose – This work evaluates the risk of wastewater in transmitting intestinal helminths to a population living near an urban effluent. Design/methodology/approach – This study is a copro‐epidemiological evaluation of the school‐age children of Sidi Daoui, a neighbourhood in the discharge area...
Purpose – Extreme value model is one of the most important models that are applicable in air pollution data. This paper aims at introducing a new model of extreme value that is more suitable in environmental studies. Design/methodology/approach – The parameters of the new model have been...
Purpose – This paper has been produced to enumerate and discuss threats which are caused by industry and may affect health in the province of Kocaeli. Design/methodology/approach – Industries in the province, depending on their function, were grouped into sectors. Air, water and solid waste...
Purpose – The paper aims to assess two sustainability metric methodologies, material flow analysis (MFA) and integrated sustainable cities assessment method (ISCAM), as applied practically to an Irish settlement, in order to compare utility and transparency for stakeholders and policy makers....
Purpose – Landscape ecology represents an area of theoretical and empirical support of spatial planning, providing parameters such as heterogeneity, connectivity and fragmentation. The aim of this study was to use these parameters to evaluate the choices of a real planning tool to protect the...
Purpose – Contamination of the environment by heavy metals is a phenomenon of global importance today. When present in high concentrations in the environment, heavy metals may enter the food chain from soils and result in health hazards. Accumulation in street dust is one major way through which...
Purpose – The emerging material flows of recycled goods have effects on roles, responsibilities and positions of a range of industrial actors, but also on the consumer as a part of the industrial recycling process. The purpose of the paper is to discuss the changing role and position of the...
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