9781137517760

Hazardous Wastes, Industrial Disasters, and Environmental Health Risks Local and Global Environmental Struggles

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137517760

  • ISBN10:

    113751776X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-07-01
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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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. Now in paperback, 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 developing countries.

Author Biography

Francis O. Adeola's research interests include local and cross-national environmental justice issues, socioeconomic development, poverty, comparative cross-national studies, environmental health, human rights issues, and natural and technological disasters. Dr. Adeola has published articles in several peer-reviewed scientific journals including American Behavioral Scientists, Armed Forces and Society, Journal of Community Development Society, Environment and Behavior, Human Ecology Review, Rural Sociology, Society and Natural Resources, and Sociological Spectrum. He is currently working on the effects of natural disaster on human health and the problem of toxic waste in the United States.

Table of Contents

PART I: HAZARDOUS WASTES, DISASTERS AND HEALTH RISKS
1. Sociology of Hazardous Wastes, Disasters, and Risk
2. Hazardous and Toxic Wastes as Social Problems
3. Taxonomy of Hazardous Wastes
PART II: ELECTRONIC WASTES, PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS, AND HEALTH EFFECTS
4. Electronic Waste: The Dark Side of High-Tech Revolution
5. Environmental Health Risks of Persistent Organic Compounds
PART III: CONTAMINATED COMMUNITIES AND REGULATORY RESPONSES
6. Communities Contaminated by Toxic Wastes and Industrial Disasters: Selected Cases
7. The Regulatory Frameworks
PART IV: CONCLUSION
8. Critical Environmental Justice Movement

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