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Industrial Pollution and Chemical Safety

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on industrial pollution and chemical safety. Topics discussed include the extent of industrial pollution, public exposure from industrial sources, hazards by industry, major ... More


Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Jana Evans Braziel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

On the southern end of the Grand Rue, a major thoroughfare that runs through the center of Port-au-Prince, waits the Haitian capital's automobile repair district. This junkyard of steel and rubber, ... More


Introduction Popular Environmentalism and Social Justice in Latin America

David V. Carruthers

in Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise, and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033725
eISBN:
9780262269957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033725.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book focuses on popular environmental practices and social justice in Latin America. Latin American leaders and citizens are able to create awareness about environmental issues and social ... More


Environmental Change and Social Response in Egypt

Nicholas S. Hopkins, Sohair R. Mehanna, and Salah El-Haggar

in People and Pollution: Cultural Constructions and Social Action in Egypt

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245725
eISBN:
9781617970962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245725.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter shows the kind of thinking about environment and pollution issues that is found among nonelite, nonexpert, ordinary Egyptians. The focus in this study is on the so-called brown ... More


Superfund Taint and Neighborhood Change: Ethnicity, Age Distributions, and Household Structure

Trudy Ann Cameron, Graham D. Crawford, and Ian T. McConnaha

in The Political Economy of Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804780612
eISBN:
9780804782692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804780612.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines migration patterns around seven Superfund sites, from 1970 to 2000, including periods of remediation. It shows a wide range of changing demographic patterns at the various sites ... More


Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century

Samuel Walker

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223288
eISBN:
9780520924840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223288.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

How much radiation is too much? This book examines the evolution, over more than a hundred years, of radiation protection standards and efforts to ensure radiation safety for nuclear workers and for ... More


Poland: I: Development of the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases in PolandII: Epidemiology, prevention, and control of infectious diseases in Poland in the twentieth century

Wieslaw Magdzik, Miroslaw J. Wysocki, and Jan E. Zejda

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0034
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter traces the development of epidemiology in Poland. It demonstrates the improvement in health in Poland (and Eastern Europe) due to the control of communicable disease and shows that in ... More


Resilience in resource-poor settings

Amanda Bingley and Elizabeth McDermott

in Resilience in Palliative Care: Achievement in adversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206414
eISBN:
9780191730320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206414.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the resilience of palliative care providers working in resource-poor settings. Health professional working in these areas face many challenges including the negative impact of ... More


A Distinct Color Line Mutually Conceded: Race, Natural Hazards, and the Geography of Austin before World War I

Andrew M. Busch

in City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632643
eISBN:
9781469632667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632643.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter looks at racial geography in Austin prior to World War One. It argues that natural and manmade hazards defined the city’s geography. Minorities lived in areas that were more dangerous, ... More


Geographic Landscapes and Natural Disaster

J. Nicholas Entrikin

in The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015523
eISBN:
9780262295840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015523.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the connection between the general discourse on human–environment relations and the study of natural hazard. The late Gilbert White, one of the leading geographers of the ... More


The Brown Superfund Research Program: A Multistakeholder Partnership Addresses Problems in Contaminated Communities

Laura Senier, Benjamin Hudson, Sarah Fort, Elizabeth Hoover, Rebecca Tillson, and Phil Brown

in Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520270206
eISBN:
9780520950429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270206.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses a case study of the Brown University Superfund Research Program, in which academic researchers and state agency personnel collaborated with community activists in developing ... More


* Mutant Ecologies: Radioactive Life in Post–Cold War New Mexico

Joseph Masco

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The Manhattan Project not only unlocked the power of the atom, it also inaugurated a subtle but total transformation of the biosphere, ushering nature into a new kind of nuclear regime in 1945. The ... More


Introduction: Anatomy of Vulnerability

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores government responses to natural and man-made disasters, from hurricanes to bioterrorist attacks, and their impact on African American communities in the southern United States. ... More


Critical Conditions: Fixing a Broken System

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter summarizes the book's main findings regarding the vulnerability of African Americans and other people of color to natural and human-induced disasters. It shows that people of color ... More


Conclusion

Dora L. Costa (ed.)

in Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Past

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116181
eISBN:
9780226116198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116198.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This concluding chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. The chapters shared common themes, namely the relationship between socioeconomic factors and health; the relationship ... More


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