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Fordham Urban Law Journal

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Achieving Environmental Justice: The Role Of Occupational Health, George Friedman-Jiménez, M.D. Jan 1994

Achieving Environmental Justice: The Role Of Occupational Health, George Friedman-Jiménez, M.D.

Fordham Urban Law Journal

The current rapidly growing interest in environmental justice is both timely and important. Occupational health is an integral part of assuring environmental justice. Concrete examples of environmental inequity leading directly to unequal health status can be found in occupational health literature and among the patients of occupational health clinics which serve populations that include low wage workers and workers of color. The toxic properties and health effects of many environmental contaminants were originally discovered in workplace settings where workers were repeatedly exposed to high doses of such contaminants. In the future, clinical occupational medicine, occupational epidemiology, occupational toxicology, and occupational ...