Social injustice in environmental health: A call for fortitude

Michael Aschner, Monica M.B. Paoliello, Aristides Tsatsakis, Aaron B. Bowman, Jose G. Dorea, Thomas Hartung, Jose L. Domingo, Fernando Barbosa

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The objective of this short paper is to call upon the scientific community to channel its attention to the duty and heedfulness of social justice issues. While recognized for decades the impact of social injustice on public health and its disproportionate effects on poorer communities, little has been done to systematically address it. Here, we provide several examples pertinent to the health outcomes associated with social injustice and call upon the scientific community to attend to the issue and antagonize those who attempt to subvert science and its role in ensuring social justice in health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number110675
JournalEnvironmental Research
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Environmental health
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Prevention
  • Social injustice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • General Environmental Science


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