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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 18 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:406
  1. Gavin Yamey (, deputy editor
  1. wjm—Western Journal of Medicine

    The history of the world is contained in its waste. Back in the early 1900s, a city's waste included horse carcasses, coal ash, and street sweepings. Today it contains cosmetics, cleaning agents, and compact disc cases, and it mostly ends up in landfill sites. Friends of the Earth, in its Citizen's Guide to Municipal Landfills (, calls …

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