Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States: Building Environmentally Just, Sustainable, and Livable Communities

Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
October, 2011
Major Issue: 
Environmental Health Basics
Issue Area: 
Environment (Air, Water, Land)
Environmental & Social Justice
Health Disparities / Social Determinants of Health
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This book examines the relationship between a community's physical conditions and health burdens. The book was published by the American Public Health Association in collaboration with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  A free e-book version is now available.

It summarizes evidence of the unequal burdens of environmental health threats borne by the poor and communities of color, and it chronicles environmental justice research, organizing, and funding.

Robert D. Bullard, Glenn S. Johnson, Angel O. Torres