The title of this book says it all. Water quality, waste disposal resources, polluted air, and devastated land, sometimes exacerbated by natural disasters, do affect public and personal health. This book provides a much-needed primer on this subject in Appalachia. “Ailing in Place should be a reference book in the Appalachia section of every library in the country. Morrone presents one of the most informative compilations and potential correlations leading to exposures and adverse health effects to the residents of Appalachia I have ever seen.”—Dr. Carolyn Harvey. “Ailing in Place provides a timely new resource for Appalachian health reference, particularly for those interested in the intersection of environmental health and Appalachian studies.”—F. Douglas Scutchfield. Michele Morrone directs the Appalachian Rural Health Institute at Ohio University where she is a professor of environmental health. She has co-authored two previous books, one on environmental justice in Appalachia and the other on food safety.
Athens: Ohio University Press, 2020. 204 pages with Index, Notes, Suggestions for Further Reading, Resources, Discussion Questions, and appendices. Hardback with pictorial cover.