in, the history of Love Canal began in 1892 when William. Lcha also examined the pregnancies that occurred between January 1979 and February 1980, the construction period. Additional results are available in the Project Report to the atsdr (. Most of these miscarriages occurred in women who lived in the historically wet areas. Love Canal became a household word 30 years ago when outraged residents, led by Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal Homeowners Association, demanded attention to the apparent adverse effects of hazardous waste exposures on their childrens health (. Goldman LR, Paigen B, Magnant MM, Highland. Most families who moved into the area were unaware of the old landfill and its poisons. As Director, she has traveled extensively across the country working with citizens and she quickly found that, although Love Canal is the most famous, it is not the only serious problem. (2004) Lessons from Love Canal. In the case of Love Canal, history will most likely repeat itself. The task force had three major responsibilities: the relocation of evacuated families, the continuation of health and environmental studies and the construction of a drainage system to prevent further migration of toxic chemicals.
The elementary school was located near the center of the landfill. Homebuilding around the old canal also began in the 1950's. At this same time, the state began to make public statements that there was no evidence of abnormal health problems outside the fenced area. m, USA Today (2 November 2013). Colten, Skinner, 1996,. These streambeds crossed the canal carrying water to and from the Niagara River. Within a week of the health order, the residents held a public meeting, elected officers and set goals for the newly formed organization. However, homeowners were never given any warning or information that would indicate that the property was located near a chemical waste dump. Residents learned at Love Canal that even low levels of chemical exposure have an effect on the human body, and that the government will protect you from this only when you force them. References, boston University School of Public Health. When comparing the number of birth defects in historically wet areas with homes outside these areas, there were almost three times as many birth defects.
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