Key Projects

Impact of Crematoria Emissions in Thailand

The World Bank provided funding to measure emissions from crematoria in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Comparisons were made to emissions at facilities in other countries.  The emphasis was on emissions of dioxins and furans but SO2, NOx, CO, metals and other chemicals were considered.  Health risks were identified and risk management options were proposed, including the development of state-of-the-art crematoria to reduce dioxin and furan exposure.