The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement

The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement

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Baker & Taylor
Examines the various facets of the environmental health movement in America and discusses public health risk factors, while offering advice to community health organizers for making strides in this field.

Rowman and Littllefield
This is the first book to offer 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 environmental effect human health and well-being.

This book, named one of Booklist's Top 10 books on sustainability in 2014, is the first to offer 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. InThe Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement, environmental health expert Kate Davies describes the movement’s historical, ideological, and cultural roots and analyzes its strategies and successes.






Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781442221376
1442221372
Branch Call Number: 613.1 DAVIE
Characteristics: xxviii, 259 pages ; 24 cm

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