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Toxic Exposures Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement

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ISBN-10: 0231129483

ISBN-13: 9780231129480

Edition: 2007

Authors: Phil Brown, Lois Gibbs

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Focusing specifically on 'contested illnesses' whose origins have generated intense debate in the medical and political communities, Brown shows how an environmental health movement launched by scientists and concerned citizens has revolutionised scientific thinking and policy.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/29/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Phil Brown is professor of sociology and environmental studies at Brown University. He has been writing about environmental health since the mid-1980s, beginning with No Safe Place: Toxic Waste, Leukemia, and Community Action, which focused on the Woburn childhood leukemia cluster. Since then he has studied many environmental groups and movements and has collaborated with environmental organizations on research. He is editor of Perspectives in Medical Sociologyand co-editor of Social Movements in Healthand Illness and the Environment: A Reader in Contested Medicine.

Foreword
Preface: Toxic Exposures and the Challenge of Environmental Health
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Citizen-Science Alliances and Health Social Movements: Contested Illnesses and Challenges to the Dominant Epidemiological Paradigm
Breast Cancer: A Powerful Movement and a Struggle for Science
Asthma, Environmental Factors, and Environmental Justice
Gulf War-Related illnesses and the Hunt for Causation: The "Stress of War" Versus the "Dirty Battlefield"
Similarities and Differences Among Asthma, Breast Cancer, and Gulf War Illnesses
The New Precautionary Approach: A Public Paradigm in Progress
Implications of the Contested Illnesses Perspective
Conclusion: The Growing Environmental Health Movement
Notes
Bibliography
Index