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Under-mining health: environmental justice and mining in India.

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Saha, S; Pattanayak, SK; Sills, EO; Singha, AK
Published in: Health & place
January 2011

Despite the potential for economic growth, extractive mineral industries can impose negative health externalities in mining communities. We estimate the size of these externalities by combining household interviews with mine location and estimating statistical functions of respiratory illness and malaria among villagers living along a gradient of proximity to iron-ore mines in rural India. Two-stage regression modeling with cluster corrections suggests that villagers living closer to mines had higher respiratory illness and malaria-related workday loss, but the evidence for mine workers is mixed. These findings contribute to the thin empirical literature on environmental justice and public health in developing countries.

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Health & place

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EISSN

1873-2054

ISSN

1353-8292

Publication Date

January 2011

Volume

17

Issue

1

Start / End Page

140 / 148

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Social Justice
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Mining
  • Male
  • Malaria
  • Iron
  • Infant
  • India
 

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Saha, S., Pattanayak, S. K., Sills, E. O., & Singha, A. K. (2011). Under-mining health: environmental justice and mining in India. Health & Place, 17(1), 140–148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.09.007
Saha, Shubhayu, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Erin O. Sills, and Ashok K. Singha. “Under-mining health: environmental justice and mining in India.Health & Place 17, no. 1 (January 2011): 140–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.09.007.
Saha S, Pattanayak SK, Sills EO, Singha AK. Under-mining health: environmental justice and mining in India. Health & place. 2011 Jan;17(1):140–8.
Saha, Shubhayu, et al. “Under-mining health: environmental justice and mining in India.Health & Place, vol. 17, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 140–48. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.09.007.
Saha S, Pattanayak SK, Sills EO, Singha AK. Under-mining health: environmental justice and mining in India. Health & place. 2011 Jan;17(1):140–148.

Published In

Health & place

DOI

EISSN

1873-2054

ISSN

1353-8292

Publication Date

January 2011

Volume

17

Issue

1

Start / End Page

140 / 148

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Social Justice
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Mining
  • Male
  • Malaria
  • Iron
  • Infant
  • India