Dying from Dioxin

Dying from Dioxin

Dying from DioxinA Citizen’s Guide to Reclaiming Our Health and Rebuilding Democracy

Gibbs, one of the original activists from the contaminated neighborhoods at Love Canal, explains what dioxin is and describes how it affects human health, summarizing the September 1994 EPA draft report on dioxin and important reports published since the EPA report. She reviews the politics surrounding the history of dioxin, and offers step-by-step instructions for grass-roots organizing, creating a coalition, identifying sources of contamination in the community, and shutting down an incinerator. Contains appendices on the chemistry of dioxin, conversion charts, sample ordinances, agreements and resolutions, and a declaration of principles of environmental justice. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Read about the bookBy Lois Marie Gibbs .

ISBN: 0896085252 South End Press October 1995 Pages: 361

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