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NACCHO Resolution 00-03 on Lead Poisoning Prevention

Authors:

NACCHO,

Publication Date:

March 3, 2000

Abstract:

Resolution 00-03 on Lead Poisoning Prevention adopted Mar. 3, 2000 by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)...

NACCHO Resolution 98-06 to Support Public Health Principles and Guidance for Brownfields Policies and Practices

Authors:

NACCHO,

Publication Date:

September 23, 1998

Abstract:

Resolution 98-06 to Support Public Health Principles and Guidance for Brownfields Policies and Practices adopted July 23, 1998 by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)...

NACCHO Resolution 02-04 To Promote Health Equity

Authors:

NACCHO,

Publication Date:

July 11, 2002

Abstract:

Resolution to Promote Health Equity adopted July 11, 2002 by the National Association of County and City Health Officials...

This Old Barn, This New Money

Authors:

Halweil, Brian

Publication Date:

July 1, 2003

Abstract:

This article explains how and why tobacco farmers in Virginia have stopped growing tobacco and started growing organic produce. It discusses the health, environmental, and financial benefits of this transition....

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This Old Barn, This New Money, (PDF, 968 KB)

Risk factors for coronary heart disease in different socioeconomic groups...

Publication Date:

June 1, 2001

Abstract:

Study of men in low and high socioeconomic groups in Sweden and Lithuania shows that lower socioeconomic status affects hormone levels and other factors that can harm health....

Socioeconomic Position in Childhood and Adulthood and Insulin Resistance...

Publication Date:

October 12, 2002

Abstract:

Study of 4286 British women shows that adverse social circumstances in childhood are strongly and independently associated with increased risk of insulin resistance (a hallmark of diabetes)....

The Triumph of Hope Over Self-Interest

Authors:

Brooks, David

Publication Date:

January 12, 2003

Abstract:

Describes why the working class never organizes to take power in the U.S. -- because everyone hopes to get rich. No one wants to criticize what they themselves hope to become....

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The Triumph of Hope Over Self-Interest, (HTM, 6 KB)

Two Years Later, a Thousand Years Ago

Authors:

Wright, Robert

Publication Date:

September 11, 2003

Abstract:

Says globalization as the inevitable result of humanity's search for nonzero-sum games (games in which both players can win) combined with technology that allows us to play those games at greater and greater distances, which in turn enmeshes humanity in a shared fate which in turn requires us to est...

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Two Years Later, a Thousand Years Ago, (HTM, 14 KB)

DRAFT Brochure: Planting the Precautionary Principle in the Garden State

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

August 15, 2003

Abstract:

DRAFT brochure for a workshop to be held 9:30 to 4:30 Nov. 22, 2003 at the Labor Education Center, 50 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick 08901. The workshop will focus on the precautionary principle and how it might advance environmental protection and justice in New Jersey....

The Destruction of Society - Challenging the 'Modern' Tryptique: Individualism, Hedonism, Consumerism

Authors:

Hunout, Patrick

Publication Date:

July 15, 2003

Abstract:

Describes the loss of "social capital" and "the erosion of the social link in advanced societies." For more information, go to: http://www.socialcapital-foundation.org/...
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