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Titolo:
MAJOR CHEMICAL ACCIDENTS IN INDUSTRIALIZING COUNTRIES - THE SOCIOPOLITICAL AMPLIFICATION OF RISK
Autore:
PORTO MPD; DEFREITAS CM;
Indirizzi:
MINIST HLTH,OSWALDO CRUZ FDN,NATL SCH PUBL HLTH,STUDY CTR WORKERS HLTH & HUMAN ECOL BR-21041210 MANGUINHO RJ BRAZIL
Titolo Testata:
Risk analysis
fascicolo: 1, volume: 16, anno: 1996,
pagine: 19 - 29
SICI:
0272-4332(1996)16:1<19:MCAIIC>2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PUBLIC-HEALTH; INDUSTRIES; DISASTER;
Keywords:
MAJOR CHEMICAL ACCIDENTS; SOCIOPOLITICAL AMPLIFICATION OF RISK; CHEMICAL INDUSTRY; INDUSTRIALIZING COUNTRIES; INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
68
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
M.P.D. Porto e C.M. Defreitas, "MAJOR CHEMICAL ACCIDENTS IN INDUSTRIALIZING COUNTRIES - THE SOCIOPOLITICAL AMPLIFICATION OF RISK", Risk analysis, 16(1), 1996, pp. 19-29

Abstract

Accidents in the chemical industry, such as those that took place in Seveso (1976) and Bhopal (1984), may kill or injure thousands of people, cause serious health hazards and irreversible environmental damage. The aim of this paper is to examine the ever-increasing risk of similar accidents becoming a frequent ocurrence in the so-called industrializing countries. Using figures from some of the worst chemical accidents in the last decades, data on the Bhopal disaster, and Brazil's social and institutional characteristics, we put forward the hypothesis that present social, political and economic structures in industrializing countries make these countries much more vulnerable to such accidents and create the type of setting where-if and when these accidents occur-they will have even more catastrophic consequences. The authors argue that only the transformation of local structures, and stronger technical cooperation between international organizations, industrialized and industrializing countries could reduce this vulnerability.

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