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Sociology Toxic Expertise: Environmental Justice & the Global Petrochemical Industry

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This ERC funded, 5 year research project offers the first systematic sociological analysis of the global petrochemical industry in relation to corporate social responsibility and environmental justice.

Examining different claims about the health impacts of toxic pollution, this is a highly topical, interdisciplinary project.

Toxic Expertise - explainer video

For a three minute, accessible, animated introduction to the Toxic Expertise research project please see our video:

Toxic News E-Magazine

Our latest issue (November 18) "Living with Toxicity in Greater China: Realities and Reactions", edited by Research Fellow Dr Loretta Lou, is now available. In this, the thirteenth edition of Toxic News, we feature four articles that discuss a variety of creative responses to the environmental problems caused by decades of unrestrained development in China and Taiwan. From villagers to water gatekeeper and from a filmmaker to musicians, we hope this issue showcases the diverse responses to toxic pollution and offers inspirations for future interventions.

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Credit: Louis Vest, Flickr - Industrial Landscape in Houston, Texas

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