Community Research in Environmental Health: Lessons in Science Advocacy and Ethics

Community Research in Environmental Health: Lessons in Science Advocacy and Ethics

by Doug Brugge, Patricia Hynes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754641767

ISBN-13: 9780754641766

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

In this book, Doug Brugge and H. Patricia, Hynes relate experience of multiple community collaborations across the United States and highlight the lessons to be learned for those involved in or embarking on community-collaborative research. The volume brings together a variety of cases, examining the nature and form that the collaboration took, the scientific findings…  See more details below

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In this book, Doug Brugge and H. Patricia, Hynes relate experience of multiple community collaborations across the United States and highlight the lessons to be learned for those involved in or embarking on community-collaborative research. The volume brings together a variety of cases, examining the nature and form that the collaboration took, the scientific findings from the work and the ethical issues that needed to be addressed. Actual cases covered include lead contaminated soil, asthma and housing conditions, the impact of development on environmental health, the impact of radiation hazards, urban gardening, hog farming and diesel exhaust. The concluding section analyses the experiences of those involved and puts their findings into broader context. Community Research in Environmental Health: Studies in Science, Advocacy and Ethics provides a valuable guide for all those interested and involved in community research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754641766
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : science with the people1
Sect. AHousing11
1Public health and the physical environment in Boston public housing : a community-based survey and action agenda13
2A case study of community-based participatory research ethics : the healthy public housing initiative33
3The Seattle-King County healthy homes project : implementation of a comprehensive approach to improving indoor environmental quality for low-income children with asthma49
Sect. BOpen space79
4Environmental justice across the mystic : bridging agendas in a watershed81
5A program to improve urban neighborhood health through lead-safe yard interventions101
6"We don't only grow vegetables, we grow values" : neighborhood benefits of community gardens in Flint, Michigan123
Sect. CUrban development and transportation143
7An environmental health survey of residents of Boston Chinatown145
8Traffic injury data, policy and public health : lessons from Boston Chinatown169
9Airborne concentrations of PM[subscript 2.5] and diesel exhaust particles on Harlem sidewalks : a community-based pilot study187
Sect. DEnvironmental exposure203
10Environmental justice and regional inequality in Southern California : implications for future research205
11Participatory research strategies in nuclear risk management for native communities219
12Social responsibility and research ethics in community-driven studies of industrialized hog production245
Sect. ELessons and conclusion263
Afterword265

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