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Hazardous wastes, industrial disasters, and environmental health risks : local and global environmental struggles

Author: Francis O Adeola
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The sociology of hazardous waste, risk, and disasters is a relatively new discipline. This book focuses on hazardous and toxic wastes releases, industrial toxic disasters, contamination of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis O Adeola
ISBN: 9781137517760 113751776X 9780230118218 0230118216
OCLC Number: 932263173
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Description: 235 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: PART I: HAZARDOUS WASTES, DISASTERS AND HEALTH RISKS Sociology of Hazardous Wastes, Disasters, and Risk Hazardous and Toxic Wastes as Social Problems Taxonomy of Hazardous Wastes PART II: ELECTRONIC WASTES, PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS, AND HEALTH EFFECTS Electronic Waste: The Dark Side of High-Tech Revolution Environmental Health Risks of Persistent Organic Compounds PART III: CONTAMINATED COMMUNITIES AND REGULATORY RESPONSES Communities Contaminated by Toxic Wastes and Industrial Disasters: Selected Cases The Regulatory Frameworks PART IV: CONCLUSION Critical Environmental Justice Movement
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