The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement

The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement

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This book offers a comprehensive examination of the environmental health movement, which unlike many parts of the environmental movement, focuses on ways toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents in the environment effect human health and well-being. Born in 1978 when Lois Gibbs organized her neighbors to protest the health effects of a toxic waste dump in Love Canal, New York, the movement has spread across the United States and throughout the world. By placing human health at the center of its environmental argument, this movement has achieved many victories in community mobilization and legislative reform. Here the author, an environmental health expert describes the movement's historical, ideological, and cultural roots and analyzes its strategies and successes--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9781442221383
1442221380
9781442222458
144222245X
9781442221376
1442221372
Branch Call Number: 613.1 DAVIES
Characteristics: xxviii, 259 pages : illustration ; 24 cm

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