Social policy for pollution-related diseases
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Published by Pergamon in Oxford .
Written in English

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Special issue.

Statementguest editor: Michael R. Reich.
SeriesSocial science & medicine -- vol. 27 (10)
ContributionsReich, Michael R.
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Open LibraryOL14330434M

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