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Dying from Dioxin: A Citizen's Guide to Reclaiming Our Health and Rebuilding Democracy

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Publisher Comments:

According to recently released studies from the EPA, widespread exposure to dioxin is destroying the health of the American people. In Dying From Dioxin, Lois Marie Gibbs and other scientists and activists describe the alarming details of this public health crisis, and explain how citizens can organize against this toxic threat.

Book News Annotation:

Gibbs, one of the original activists from the contaminated neighborhoods at Love Canal, explains what dioxin is and describes how it affects human health, summarizing the September 1994 EPA draft report on dioxin and important reports published since the EPA report. She reviews the politics surrounding the history of dioxin, and offers step-by-step instructions for grass-roots organizing, creating a coalition, identifying sources of contamination in the community, and shutting down an incinerator. Contains appendices on the chemistry of dioxin, conversion charts, sample ordinances, agreements and resolutions, and a declaration of principles of environmental justice.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-348) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896085251
With:
Citizens Clearinghouse Hazardous Waste
Author:
Citizens Clearinghouse Hazardous Waste
Author:
Gibbs, Lois Marie
Author:
Marie Gibbs, Lois
Publisher:
South End Press
Location:
Boston, MA :
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Hazardous waste sites
Subject:
Environmental aspects
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Consumer participation.
Subject:
Dioxins -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Dioxins.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Dioxins -- Health aspects.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 19, no. 3
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
361
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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