Hazardous Wastes, Industrial Disasters, and Environmental Health Risks

Local and Global Environmental Struggles

  • Francis O. Adeola

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Hazardous Wastes, Disasters, and Health Risks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francis O. Adeola
      Pages 13-23
    3. Francis O. Adeola
      Pages 25-53
  3. Electronic Waste, Persistent Organic Pollutants, and Health Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
  4. Contaminated Communities and Regulatory Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Francis O. Adeola
      Pages 143-161
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-235

About this book


The sociology of hazardous waste, risk, and disasters is a relatively new discipline. This book focuses on hazardous and toxic wastes releases, industrial toxic disasters, contamination of communities and the environment, and the subsequent adverse health effects among exposed populations


Hazardous wastes Disasters Risks Environmental Health Environmental Justice E-Wastes Environmental Regulations Persistent Organic Pollutants Nuclear Wastes Contaminated Communities National Sacrifice Zones The Basel Convention RCRA Superfund environment environmental health environmental justice health Nation social problems sociology waste

Authors and affiliations

  • Francis O. Adeola
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New OrleansUSA

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