ISBN-10: 0822371138

ISBN-13: 9780822371137

ISBN-10: 0822371243

ISBN-13: 9780822371243

In the industrialized international locations of the worldwide North, well-funded firms just like the CDC attend to voters' future health, tracking and treating for poisonous poisons like lead. How do the under-resourced countries of the worldwide South meet such demanding situations? In Edges of Exposure, Noémi Tousignant strains the paintings of toxicologists in Senegal as they've got sought to warn of and remediate the presence of heavy metals and different poisons of their groups. Situating fresh poisonous scandals inside of histories of technology and rules in postcolonial Africa, Tousignant indicates how decolonization and structural adjustment have impacted toxicity and toxicology study. eventually, as Tousignant unearths, scientists' potential to behavior research—as decided by means of fabric operating stipulations, degrees of public funding, and their inventive yet now not continuously winning efforts to make obvious the damage of poisonous poisons—affects their skill to maintain apparatus, labs, tasks, and careers going.

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