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Environmental justice and citizen science in a post-truth age
Editors: Thom Davies and Alice Mah

This book examines the relationship between environmental justice and citizen science, focusing on enduring issues and new challenges in a post-truth age. Debates over science, facts, and values have always been pivotal within environmental justice struggles. For decades, environmental justice activists have campaigned against the misuses of science, while at the same time engaging in community-led citizen science. However, post-truth politics has threatened science itself. This book makes the case for the importance of science, knowledge, and data that are produced by and for ordinary people living with environmental risks and hazards. The international, interdisciplinary contributions range from grassroots environmental justice struggles in American hog country and contaminated indigenous communities, to local environmental controversies in Spain and China, to questions about “knowledge justice,” citizenship, participation, and data in citizen science surrounding toxicity. The book features inspiring studies of community-based participatory environmental health and justice research; different ways of sensing, witnessing, and interpreting environmental injustice; political strategies for seeking environmental justice; and ways of expanding the concepts and forms of engagement of citizen science around the world. While the book will be of critical interest to specialists in social and environmental sciences, it will also be accessible to graduate and postgraduate audiences. More broadly, the book will appeal to members of the public interested in social justice issues, as well as community members who are thinking about participating in citizen science and activism. Toxic Truths includes distinguished contributing authors in the field of environmental justice, alongside cutting-edge research from emerging scholars and community activists.

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Science, activism, and policy concerning chemicals in our bodies
Phil Brown, Vanessa De La Rosa, and Alissa Cordner

PFAS, conducting additional water testing, placing restrictions on the emissions of local industries after discoveries of local contamination, and developing drinking water guidelines for additional PFAS (New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute 2015; Hagerty 2018). Current and former military sites are installing carbon-­activated filtration systems and/ or providing alternative water sources. Following an appropriation in the omnibus 2018 Defense Authorization Bill, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a part of the Centers for Disease Control

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The knowledge base of ecological governance
Lennart J. Lundqvist

Programme Area Officer from SEPA’s Research Department co-ordinated research within a designated area, and was ultimately responsible to report the results to the Research Board. The environmental research budget was decided upon together with all other state-supported research in the Cabinet’s Omnibus Research Bill sent to Parliament every third year (see Cabinet Bill 1990/91:90, p. 459 f.). The allocations grew from about SEK 20 million in the early 1970s to around SEK 150 million in the mid 1990s, constituting about one-tenth of total state expenditures on

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