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Exposed ScienceGenes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health$
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Sara Shostak

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520275171

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520275171.001.0001

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“Toxicology Is a Political Science”

“Toxicology Is a Political Science”

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(p.23) One “Toxicology Is a Political Science”
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Exposed Science
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Sara Shostak

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520275171.003.0002

Chapter 1 provides a map of key environmental health research and regulatory institutions, including the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Toxicology Program (NTP), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It also considers the goals and perspectives of the chemical industry and of environmental health and justice activists.Focusing, then, on the contentious politics of the environmental health arena, it explores how the practices of environmental health scientists have been shaped by the forces and struggles in the field in which they operate

Keywords:   toxicology, epidemiology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Toxicology Program (NTP), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), chemical industry, environmental justice movement, contentious politics, fields, arenas

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