adverse effects, environmental exposure, hazardous waste, health effects, social class, socioeconomic factors
Why is this useful?
Literature review on distribution of waste facilities. Reports that it's difficult to formally identify health effects from living near waste facilities because the literature and research are so variable. Authors discuss the importance of investigating "if disadvantaged people are more vulnerable, i.e. risks differ in different social groups living in the same area [and that]... ...public health officers and decision makers should identify waste management policies to minimize their potential health impacts and their unequal distribution."