Waste and its impact on Health

Solid Waste and its impact on Health - Speedy Junk Removal

Industrialization, modernization and progress – we are all quite proud of it. But all of these did take a toll on the health of our planet. Booming population and increasing demand for food and resources has led to the rise in the amount of waste being generated almost every year. When junk removal or management is improperly done, it can lead to health problems while also adversely impacting the surrounding environment. Here are some impacts of solid waste that you need to know:

Organic Junk

Organic domestic waste, when not disposed of properly, can pose a threat because they ferment and create conditions that are favorable for the growth and survival of microbial pathogens. Dealing with such solid waste directly can result in various types of chronic diseases and infections. Adopting improper waste removal measures also make waste workers most vulnerable.


Exposure to pollutants and hazardous waste can create health problems, especially among children. Similarly, chemical exposure due to the release of chemical waste being released to the environment results in chemical poisoning and health hazards. Several studies are also being conducted that proves the relation between hazardous waste and health.

Agricultural and industrial junk

Agricultural and industrial waste can also instigate health problems. Some instances include the disposal of industrial hazardous waste such as municipal waste that includes chemical and radioactive junk. Even worse, presence of solid waste obstructing free flow of water can formulate stagnant water that can be a breeding ground for several diseases. Direct disposal of waste on or near a water source is dangerous, as it can result in the accumulation of toxic substances in the food chain.

Medical junk

Removal and dumping of hospital waste and medical waste require special attention as well. Waste generated from hospitals, medical research centers and laboratories include syringes, plasters, bandages, swabs and other waste that are often disposed and mixed with non-infectious waste.

Disposal Sites

Yes, disposal sites and waste treatment zones aren’t always considered safe. For instance, improperly managed landfills can attract any type of rodents and insects that can spread diseases. This is why these sites are placed at a safe distance away from towns and cities. Landfill zones should also be walled properly to make sure there’s no leakage to a nearby water source.


Improper use and unsafe disposal of plastics has become a major problem in the recent years. Colored plastics, in particular has become a threat to human health, since its pigment comprises heavy metals that are very toxic. Realizing this, certain countries have already banned the use of plastic and have embraced recycling of plastic materials to reduce waste.

Deposit of waste materials are to be done meticulously and they are well handled by junk removal professionals. Every individual must take the responsibility of saving the planet by implementing safe measures in junk removal and management.

Speedy Junk Removal Pros is locally owned and operated. We have been a part of the community for many years and offer fast, friendly, and reliable services to Boston and North Shore area. We believe in giving back to our community, which is why we don’t just take your junk and dump it at a landfill; we recycle and donate as much junk as possible.

We specialize in removal of junk from homes, storage spaces, businesses, stores, and more. We load the junk and do all the clean up so you don’t have to.

Even if the rest of your home looks beautiful, you lose curb appeal if your yard is cluttered with junk. Speedy Junk Removal Pros offers residential junk removal in Boston & North Shore area. We help homeowners create that awesome looking yard by removing the clutter. Contact us to pick up unwanted old cars, furniture, and appliances including furnaces. In fact, we haul off all kinds of household items. One call to us does it all.

If you want reliable and friendly services from a company that is a part of your community, request a Free Junk Quote from Speedy Junk Removal Pros.

One thought on “Waste and its impact on Health

  1. Ellie Davis says:

    Thank you for pointing out that improper disposal of plastics has become a real issue in the past few years. My husband and I are remodeling our basement and have a lot of stuff that we need to dispose of. I think we are going to have to hire a junk removal company to come out and help us with this.

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