Fighting Toxics: A Manual For Protecting Your Family, Community, And Workplace

Fighting Toxics: A Manual For Protecting Your Family, Community, And Workplace

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ISBN-13: 9781559630139
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 03/01/1990
Edition description: 1
Pages: 363
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gary Cohen is former policy director of the National Toxics Campaign, chief administrator of the National Toxics Campaign and chief administrator of the National Toxics Campaign Fund. At the time Fighting Toxics was published, he had ten years of experience as a writer and researcher and had been involved with NTC for five years.

John O'Connor became involved in community health and safety issues because he grew up behind the Raybestos Company, which made asbestos brake liners and emitted asbestos into his community. John watched as many friends and members of his community died due to their exposure to asbestos. He has a light dusting of asbestos in his lungs himself. In the 1970s, he led the fight with Massachusetts Fair Share for a state right-to-know law. In 1983, he helped to found the National Campaign Against Toxics Hazards (which grew into the National Toxics Campaign). He is formerly executive director of the National Toxics Campaign and has been one of the preeminent spokespersons for the nation's grassroots toxics movement.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
 
PART I. Turning the Toxic Tide
Chapter 1. The Toxics Crisis
Chapter 2. Organizing to Win
Chapter 3. Corporate Campaigns
Chapter 4. Getting Information
Chapter 5. The Neighborhood Inspection
Chapter 6. Working with the Media
 
PART II. Toxics and the Law
Chapter 7. Federal Statutes
Chapter 8. Your Legal Recourse
Chapter 9. Local Campaigns and the Law
 
PART III. The Ultimate Solution
Chapter 10. Preventing Pollution
 
Resources
Index

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