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Author Cohen, Gary
Title Fighting Toxics : A Manual for Protecting Your Family, Community, and Workplace
Imprint Washington : Island Press, 1990
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Descript 1 online resource (368 pages)
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Note Intro -- About Island Press -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Part I: Turning the Toxic Tide -- 1. The Toxics Crisis, by John O'Connor -- The Extent of the Problem -- Socially Acceptable Risks? -- The Petrochemical Focus -- The Toxics Cycle -- Technological Solutions -- Why Hasn't Government Stepped In? -- The Toxics Bill of Rights -- 2. Organizing to Win, by John O'Connor -- What Is Organizing? -- How to Make Organizing Work for You -- Planning the Campaign -- Taking Action -- The Three Rights Model -- Campaign Strategies -- 3. Corporate Campaigns, by Peter Obstler and Richard Kazis -- What Is a Corporate Strategy? -- Research as Intelligence Gathering -- Resources -- Case Study: A Local Corporate Campaign -- 4. Getting Information, by Ken Silver -- Finding Out What a Company Produces -- Getting Information from Government Agencies -- Finding Information on Worker Health Records -- Obtaining Information About Air Pollution -- Obtaining Information About Water Pollution -- Obtaining Information About the Transport of Toxics -- 5. The Neighborhood Inspection, by Richard Youngstrom -- Why a Neighborhood Inspection? -- The Key Issues -- The Key Players -- Conducting the Inspection -- After the Inspection -- Examples of Neighborhood Inspections -- Report of Plant Inspection by the Quinsigamond Village Health Awareness Group -- COSH Groups-A Labor-Based Resource for Community Activists -- A Primer on Unions -- Bhopal -- Toxics Prevention Report and Requests for Exxon Chemicals Plant, Baytown, Texas -- 6. Working with the Media, by Peter Obstler -- Defining Your Message -- Communicating Your Message -- The Three Basic Media Outlets -- Part II: Toxics and the Law -- 7. Federal Statutes, by Sanford Lewis -- The Relation Between Federal, State, and Local Environmental Law -- The Laws
Cleanup of Hazardous Waste Dumps -- Regulation of Hazardous Waste -- Safe Drinking Water -- Clean Waterways -- Clean Air -- Pesticides and Herbicides -- Workplace Safety and Health -- General Toxics Controls -- Environmental Impact Assessments -- Consumer Goods -- 8. Your Legal Recourse, by Sanford Lewis -- Toxics and the Legal System -- Legal Recourse Against Agencies -- Legal Recourse Against Polluters -- What Can Go Wrong: A Final Caveat -- 9: Local Campaigns and the Law, by Sanford Lewis -- Preparing for Your Local Campaign -- Planning Your Campaign -- Campaigning to Win -- Using Direct Negotiations -- Using the Law -- Creating a Citizens' Toxics Board -- Passing New Laws -- Part III: The Ultimate Solution -- 10. Preventing Pollution, by David Allen -- The Institution of Pollution Control -- Six Unavoidable Problems with Pollution Control -- Prevention vs. Pollution -- Reducing Industry's Use of Toxic Chemicals -- Reducing Industry's Hazardous Wastes -- Pollution Prevention: An Economic Environmentalism -- The Unique Benefits of Preventing Pollution -- Resistance at EPA -- Government Options for Preventing Pollution -- Citizen Involvement -- Resources -- Index -- Contributors -- Island Press Board of Directors
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Cohen, Gary Fighting Toxics : A Manual for Protecting Your Family, Community, and Workplace Washington : Island Press,c1990 9781559630122
Subject Environmental health -- Citizen participation.;Environmental health -- Political aspects.;Environmentally induced diseases -- Prevention -- Citizen participation.;Pollution -- Environmental aspects.;Toxicology -- Political aspects
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Alt Author Commoner, Barry
National Toxics Campaign, Barry
O'Connor, John
O'Connor, John
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