Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Plastic Pollution

Khursheed Ahmad Wani, Lutfah Ariana, S.M. Zuber

ISBN: 978-1-522-59452-9
Publisher/Imprint: IGI Global, USA
Pages: 600
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 1st
© Year: 2019
Publication date: July 2019



About the Book

Due to the non-biodegradability of plastic substances, coupled with poor waste management practices, plastic pollution has become a major environmental issue within the past decade. However, the negative effects of plastic pollution are rarely opposed, or the solutions proposed are costly or still damaging to the environment. New strategies must be undertaken to prevent irreparable environmental damage from disposable plastic products while maintaining and maximizing the benefits of plastics in specialized cases, such as medicine and public health.

The Handbook of Research on Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Plastic Pollution is a collection of innovative research that assesses the negative impacts of plastic on the environment, human health, and ecosystems, and explores biotechnological approaches to solve plastic pollution. While highlighting topics including medical wastes, biodegradability, and phthalate exposure, this publication intends to provide readers with the latest solutions for reducing the burden of plastic on the environment. It is ideally designed for environmentalists, policymakers, instructors, researchers, graduate-level students, industrialists, and non-governmental organization professionals seeking current research on health and ecosystem concerns from the overconsumption of plastics.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Absorbable Polymeric Sutures

  • Ash Disposal

  • Biodegradability

  • Bisphenol A

  • Dioxins and Furans

  • Medical Wastes

Table of Contents


Editorial Advisory Board

Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contents

Foreword by Münir Öztürk



Chapter 1

Plastic Pollution and Its Effect on the Environment (pages 1-28)

Trinath Biswal, Pravin Kumar Kar

Chapter 2

Plastic Waste Environmental and Human Health Impacts (pages 29-37)

Javid Manzoor, Manoj Sharma, Irfan Rashid Sofi, Ashaq Ahmad Dar

Chapter 3

Environmental and Health Implications of Plastic Pollution: A Pakistan Perspective (pages 38-58)

Toqeer Ahmed, Hassaan Fayyaz Khan Sipra

Chapter 4

Review Environmental Implications of Incineration of Municipal Solid Waste and Ash Disposal (pages 59-79)

Sapna, Sapna Raghav, Dinesh Kumar

Chapter 5

Plastic Pollution and the Ecological Impact on the Aquatic Ecosystem (pages 80-93)

Irfan Rashid Sofi, Javid Manzoor, Rayees Ahmad Bhat, Rafiya Munvar

Chapter 6

Marine Plastic Debris: Distribution, Abundance, and Impact on Our Seafood (pages 94-121)

Muhammad Reza Cordova

Chapter 7

Detrimental Impact of Plastic Outcome on Agriculture: Biggest Threat to Environment (pages 122-141)

Shivom Singh, Prachi Dixit, Kajal S. Rathore, Neha Sharma

Chapter 8

Plastic Pollution and Its Remedies: An Indian Scenario (pages 142-159)

Aparna Satsangi

Chapter 9

Plastic Pollution and Its Impact on Aquatic Fauna (pages 160-177)

Yahya Bakhtiyar, Saima Andrabi, Mohammad Yasir Arafat, Hamid Iqbal Tak

Chapter 10

Analyses of the Recycling Potential of Medical Plastic Wastes (pages 178-199)

Nasreena Sajjad, Sumaya Hassan, Jasfeeda Qadir, Rohaya Ali, Durdana Shah

Chapter 11

Alternatives for Treatment and Disposal Cost Reduction of Regulated Medical Waste (pages 200-212)

Sobiya Gul, Tasaduq Hussain Shah, Hafsa Javeed

Chapter 12

Association between Urinary Bisphenol A Concentration and Obesity Prevalence in Children and Adolescents: Bisphenol A and Its Effects on Humans (pages 214-245)

Sajad Hussain Mir, Attiya Baddar

Chapter 13

Historical Perspective of Bisphenol A and Phthalates in the Environment and Their Health Effects (pages 246-262)

Rayees Ahmad Bhat, D. Kumar, Sajood Maqbool Bhat, Irfan Rashid Sofi

Chapter 14

Bisphenol A and Phthalates Exhibit Similar Toxicogenomics and Health Effects (pages 263-287)

Sumaya Hassan, Rohaya Ali, Durdana Shah, Nasreena Sajjad, Jasfeeda Qadir

Chapter 15

Environmental Phthalate Exposure in Relation to Reproductive Outcomes and Other Health Endpoints in Humans (pages 288-313)

Irfan Ashraf Badroo, Ashiq Hussain Khanday, Zainab Kalimuddin Ali, Suriya Ashraf Badroo

Chapter 16

Environmental Phthalate Exposure in Relation to Reproductive Outcomes and Other Health Endpoints in Humans (pages 314-339)

Sameena, Riyes Un Aziz, Aubid Bashir

Chapter 17

Environmental Phthalate Exposure in Relation to Reproduction Outcomes and Health Endpoints (pages 340-369)

Anjum Afshan, Md Niamat Ali, Farooz Ahmed Bhat

Chapter 18

Polyhydroxyalkanoates: An Indispensable Alternative (pages 370-387)

Javid A. Malik, Monika Bhadauria

Chapter 19

Solid Waste Management and Its Impact on the Environment (pages 389-400)

Ruchi Srivastava

Chapter 20

Challenges and Factors in Plastics Reutilization/Recycling: A Review (pages 401-422)

Vaishali Tomar, Ankita Dhillon, Dinesh Kumar

Chapter 21

Plastic Pollution and Its Management in the Age of Globalization With Special Reference to India (pages 423-434)

Summia Rehman, Bilal Ahmad Parray

Chapter 22

Biodegradation of Plastic: An Innovative Solution to Safe the Human Health and Environment (pages 435-461)

Shalini Singh, Pushkar Singh Rawat

Chapter 23

Framework Proposition Strategy for Collection of Returned Products in Reverse Logistics Environment (pages 462-475)

Hendrik Lamsali

About the Contributors


About the Authors/Editors


Khursheed Ahmad Wani, PhD

Khursheed Ahmad Wani is Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science, Government Degree College Bijbehara, J&K. Dr. Wani served at ITM University Gwalior as Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science from 2011 to 2017. He has completed his M. Sc. and Ph. D. in Environmental Science from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He has also qualified Jammu and Kashmir State Level Eligibility Test (JKSET). His areas of interest include Environmental management, Environmental Impact Assessment and Occupational Health. He has published research papers in various national and international journals and is the author of three books on Environmental Science. He is a member of several national and international organizations and is in the editorial board of various journals. He has organized different programmes on Environmental Awareness and has completed research project sponsored by Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, Bhopal, India. Dr. Wani has organized various national and international conferences/seminars/ workshops as well.

Lutfah Ariana

Lutfah Ariana is an Assistant Professor at Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia.

S. M. Zuber

S. M. Zuber is presently working as Sr. Assistant Professor in Government Degree College Bijbehara, Kashmir, India. He has twelve years of teaching experience. Dr. Zuber has more than 15 papers to his credit published in Journals of national and international repute. He has published research papers in various national and international journals and has attended various national and international conferences. He is the author of two books published both at national and international levels.

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