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Environmental Health Hazards and Social Justice

Environmental Health Hazards and Social Justice. This book provides geographic perspectives and approaches for use in assessing the distribution of environmental health hazards and disease outcomes among disadvantaged population groups.

Florence M. Margai is a dedicated scholar who has been studying environmental and social disparities throughout her career. Florence Margai is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Binghamton University, New York State, USA. She is the author and coauthor of three books including the Introduction to Geography: Laboratory Exercises and Readings (Kendall/Hunt, 2006)

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This book provides geographic perspectives and approaches for use in assessing the distribution of environmental health hazards and disease outcomes among disadvantaged population groups.

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Florence Margai is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Binghamton University, New York State, USA. She is the author and coauthor of three books including the Introduction to Geography: Laboratory Exercises and Readings (Kendall/Hunt, 2006).

Publications: Author/Coauthor of three books: Environmental Health Hazards and Social Justice: Geographical Perspectives on Race and Class Disparities (2010);; Multicultural Geographies: The Changing Racial/Ethnic Patterns of the United States (2003, with . razier);; Race an. . razier);; Race and Place: Equity Issues in Urban America (2003 with . razier and . etteyfio).

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Описание: This book provides geographic perspectives and approaches for use in assessing the distribution of environmental health hazards and disease outcomes among disadvantaged population groups. The book informs readers about the geography and emergent health risks that accompany the location of these hazards, with emphasis on vulnerable population groups.

Publisher: Routledge. Print ISBN: 9781844078257, 1844078256. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781136537813, 1136537813. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9781844078257, 1844078256.

This book provides geographic perspectives and approaches for use in assessing the distribution of environmental health hazards and disease outcomes among disadvantaged population groups. Estimates suggest that aboutforty per cent of the global burden of disease is attributable to exposures to biological and chemical pathogens in the physical environment. And with today's rapid rate of globalization, and these hazardous health effects are likely to increase, with low income and underrepresented communities facing even greater risks. In many places around the world, marginalized communities unwillingly serve as hosts of noxious facilities such as chemical industrial plants, extractive facilities (oil and mining) and other destructive land use activities. Others are being used as illegal dumping grounds for hazardous materials and electronic wastes resulting in air, soil and groundwater contamination. The book informs readers about the geography and emergent health risks that accompany the location of these hazards, with emphasis on vulnerable population groups. The approach is applications-oriented, illustrating the use of health data and geographic approaches to uncover the root causes, contextual factors and processes that produce contaminated environments. Case studies are drawn from the author's research in the United States and Africa, along with a literature review of related studies completed in Europe, Asia and South America. This comparative approach allows readers to better understand the manifestation of environmental hazards and inequities at different spatial scales with localized disparities evident in both developed and developing countries.
Environmental Health Hazards and Social Justice: Geographical Perspectives on Race and Class Disparities download epub
Economics
Author: Florence Margai
ISBN: 1844078256
Category: Business & Money
Subcategory: Economics
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 16, 2010)
Pages: 304 pages