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Barry S. Levy, David H. Wegman, Sherry L. Baron, and Rosemary K. Sokas

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190662677

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190662677.001.0001

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Occupational and Environmental Health Equity and Social Justice

Occupational and Environmental Health Equity and Social Justice

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Occupational and Environmental Health

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Sherry L. Baron

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This chapter describes occupational and environmental health equity and social justice in its various dimensions. Case studies are utilized to demonstrate specific issues and how to address them. Topics covered include workplace injustice, racial and ethnic discrimination, inadequate government protection, environmental exposures and health equity, environmental injustice and health disparities, and residential segregation, environmental hazards, and health. In addition, the chapter covers environmental justice, community planning and development, and the roles of labor unions as well as nongovernmental organizations. One section deals with environmental justice and the built environment. A final section addresses approaches to decreasing occupational and environmental health inequities.

Keywords:   equity, social justice, environmental justice, disparities, racial and ethnic discrimination, labor unions, nongovernmental organizations

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