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Author Adeola, Francis O., 1956-

Title Hazardous wastes, industrial disasters, and environmental health risks : local and global environmental struggles / Francis O. Adeola
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 235 pages) : illustrations
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
Summary "The sociology of hazardous waste, risk, and disasters is a relatively new discipline with an increasing volume of empirical research by scholars. Francis O. Adeola focuses this book on hazardous and toxic wastes releases, industrial toxic disasters, contamination of communities and the environment, and the subsequent adverse health effects among exposed populations. He explains the emerging sociological study of risk, natural, and technological disasters, and he reviews the accumulated body of knowledge in the field up-to-date. This groundbreaking work integrates sociological perspectives with perspectives from other disciplines in the discussion of the problems posed by technological hazards both in advanced industrialized societies and in underdeveloped world"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-225) and index
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Subject Environmental health.
Hazardous wastes -- Risk assessment.
Industrial accidents -- Social aspects.
Biohazard Release.
Chemical Hazard Release.
Environmental Health.
Hazardous Waste.
Radioactive Hazard Release.
Risk Assessment.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011017519
ISBN 0230339530 (electronic bk.)
9780230339538 (electronic bk.)