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Toxic exposures : contested illnesses and the environmental health movement

Author: Phil Brown
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
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"Phil Brown argues that organized social movements are crucial in recognizing and acting to combat environmental diseases. His book draws on environmental and medical sociology, environmental justice, environmental health science, and social movement studies to show how citizen-science alliances have fought to overturn dominant epidemiological paradigms. His probing look at the ways scientific findings are made  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Brown
ISBN: 9780231129480 0231129483 9780231503259 0231503253
OCLC Number: 73927166
Description: xxxiv, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Lois Gibbs --
Preface : Toxic exposures and the challenge of environmental health --
Acknowledgments --
List of abbreviations --
1. Citizen-science alliances and health social movements : contested illnesses and challenges to the dominant epidemiological paradigm --
2. Breast cancer : a powerful movement and a struggle for science --
3. Asthma, environmental factors, and environmental justice --
4. Gulf War-related illnesses and the hunt for causation : the "stress of war" versus the "dirty battlefield" --
5. Similarities and differences among asthma, breast cancer, and Gulf War illnesses --
6. The new precautionary approach : a public paradigm in progress --
7. Implications of the contested illnesses perspective --
8. Conclusion : the growing environmental health movement --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Phil Brown.
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