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The Seveso accident

P. A. Bertazzi, A. C. Pesatori, and C. Zocchetti

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes studies conducted on a population exposed to dioxin following an explosion at a chemical plant in Seveso, Italy. The available results failed to provide either fully ... More


Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

Colleen F. Moore

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153910
eISBN:
9780199846986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

How does pollution impact our daily quality of life? What are the effects of pollution on children's development? Why do industry and environmental experts disagree about what levels of pollutants ... More


Dioxin – scares without borders

Ed Randall

in Food, Risk and Politics: Scare, Scandal and Crisis – Insights Into the RiskPolitics of Food Safety

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072307
eISBN:
9781781702918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072307.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter deals with the contamination of animal feed with dioxin and other persistent and harmful chemicals that can accumulate in the human body. The strength of the public's reaction to news ... More


Mediated Anxieties: Nowhere to Hide

Peter Wynn Kirby

in Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834289
eISBN:
9780824870515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how a toxic waste threat in one Tokyo hotspot, Kunugiyama, eventually loomed over the entire nation and turned into a toxic pollution scare that shocked Japan and led to ... More


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