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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561
SIQUEIRA, Mônica Maria and MORAES, Maria Silvia de. Urban solid residues, garbage collectors and public health. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.6, pp.2115-2122. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232009000600018.
The article approaches the issues of environmental production and the generation of urban solid residues, in particular the environment and health concept while social representation. From a bibliographical revision it argues the incorporation of the themes of health and environment in the practical field of knowledge and of interconnection with the Public Health. In this context it associates the question of the social exclusion generated by the form of production and consumption of the after-modern society, introducing the garbage collectors as a vulnerable population group.
Keywords : Urban residues; Public health; Garbage collectors; Environment.