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Movements in Transition: Environmentalists, Farmworkers, and the Regulatory State, 1970–1976

Adam Tompkins

in Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456688
eISBN:
9781501704215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456688.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on the pesticide reform efforts of farmworkers, led by the United Farm Workers (UFW), in cooperation with the mainstream environmental movement in the years immediately following ... More


Chemicals and Romance

Thomas Jundt

in Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199791200
eISBN:
9780199378562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791200.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

In the late 1950s a government aerial spraying program to stop the spread of the forest-devouring gypsy moth in the Northeast raised public concerns about DDT’s effect on the environment and humans. ... More


Breast and Prostate Cancer: Sources and Pathways of Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

Jane A. Plant and Devra L. Davis

in Geology and Health: Closing the Gap

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162042
eISBN:
9780197562062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162042.003.0022
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Cancers of the breast and prostate, which together with those of the ovaries, endometrium and testes are hormone-dependent, are among the most common forms of cancers affecting women and men ... More


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