Combining anthropology and toxicology to study global toxicants

Vegetable gardening on closed solid waste dump, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Photo: Wenzel Geissler

AnthroTox brings together social anthropologists, historians and STS-scholars, environmental toxicologists and chemists, to understand how environmental, social and political-economic processes shape flows and impacts of toxicants across societies and ecosystems, and to contribute to public debate, policy processes and remedial action.


Dismantling PCs in a recycling plant, Dar es salaam, Tanzania. Video: Rolf Vogt

Tags: anthropology, waste, environment, Africa, toxins, pollution, regulation, protection, STS, discard studies, repair, electronics, science studies, anthropology, ethnography, toxicology
Published May 15, 2017 2:18 PM - Last modified Dec. 7, 2020 11:47 AM