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The rise of the U.S. environmental health movement

Author: Kate Davies
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 wellbeing.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
The rise of the U.S. environmental health movement
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
(DLC) 2013000229
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Davies
ISBN: 9781442221383 1442221380 1299444458 9781299444454
OCLC Number: 1253442458
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Booklist Spotlight on Sustainability: Top 10 Books on Sustainability 2014
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 259 pages)
Contents: Historical and Cultural Roots. The European ancestry of environmental health ; Early environmental public health in the United States ; Environmentalism and economic growth ; The birth of the U.S. environmental health movement. --
The Contemporary Movement. Organizations and issues ; Making environmental issues personal ; Precaution and the limitations of science ; Environmental justice and the right to a healthy environment ; Changing economics, the markets, and business. --
Conclusion and next steps: strategies for social change.
Responsibility: Kate Davies.

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The world is not a safe place. Toxic waste, air pollution, and pesticide use can be hazardous to your health. According to the World Health Organization, more than 40 percent of all asthma, nearly 20 Read more...

 
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