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N C Med J. 2018 Sep-Oct;79(5):324-328. doi: 10.18043/ncm.79.5.324.

Connecting Environmental Justice and Community Health: Effects of Hog Production in North Carolina.

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1
science news director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
2
doctoral candidate, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
3
assistant professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina courtney.woods@unc.edu.
4
co-founder and program manager, Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help, Duplin County, North Carolina.
5
epidemiologist, Division of Public Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Abstract

Environmental justice means equal access to a healthful environment for all. In North Carolina, many sources of pollution disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color. Clinicians who recognize effects of environmental injustices can improve patient care and community health. As an example, we present the effects of industrial-scale hog operations in North Carolina.

PMID:
30228142
DOI:
10.18043/ncm.79.5.324
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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