Environmental Justice Bibliography

©2001 Johanna Hayden

Chambers, John. "The Supreme Court has agreed to take up an issue that has stymied regulators and judges: waste disposal facilities planned for construction in minority areas." The National Law Journal 20, no.43 (June 1998): B6-7. Excellent source which explains how civil rights legislation is being used to stop environmental racism.

Dwight, Helen. "Overcoming Racism in Environmental Decision Making."  Environment 36, no. 4 (May 1994): 10-27. Lengthy article which statistically affirms the higher incidence of lead poisoning in African American children. Also includes a short case study of Oak Cliff.

Hattam, Jennifer. : Get the Lead Out: efforts to reduce sources of lead poisoning in children." Sierra Magazine, (May 2001) : 84-89. Further support for the damaging effects that small amounts of lead have on children. Provides more statistics for the disproportionately high number of poor children and children of color who are poisoned by lead.

Phoenix, Janet. " Getting the Lead out of the Community," in Confronting  Environmental Racism: Voices From the Grassroots, edited by Robert D. Bullard. Boston: South End Press, 1993. This selection is a great piece from a great book. Specifically this chapter contains wonderful information on lead poisoning, including, how people get poisoned, results, and locations of heavy poisoning.

" Preventing and Treating Lead Poisoning in Children." American Family Physician, 1  (August, 2000) 35-37. Interesting article written from the perspective of a medical professional. This is a great reference for the effects of lead on children.

Sheehan, Helen. E., Toxic Circles: Environmental Hazards From the Workplace Into the Community. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1993. This is a great book which is useful for becoming familiar with the ways in which toxic industries create toxic neighborhoods and the damage that results.

Tong, Shilu. "Environmental Lead Exposure: A public health problem." Bulletin of the World Health Organization 78, no. 9 (September 2000):1098-1084. This article is wealth of information about lead poisoning as a problem of public health  worldwide. Source of industries that pollute and the ways lead is transferred.

Ronald Robinson. "West Dallas versus the Lead Smelter." in Unequal Protection, edited by Robert D. Bullard. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1994. This is the best case study of west Dallas/ Oak Cliff that I found. Wonderful stories of the residents, their struggles, and their triumphs, as well as good information on the lead levels.