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Title:
Justice Today for Better Health Tomorrow
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Description:
This poster uses the images of a retired shipyard worker and a small child to illustrate the widespread effects of asbestos on health. Clutching young J. Alesandro Kendall in one arm and a hard hat bearing the union president's title and a sticker for "Solidarity Day" in the other, Paul Safchuck is identified as an asbestosis sufferer. The three generations in Alesandro's father's family were similarly exposed to toxic substances. The poster suggests only time will tell whether young Alesandro will develop asbestosis or asbestos-caused cancer. In the quote below the photo, Safchuck suggests that we can prevent future tragedies "by making the poisoners accountable for their crime through the courts." By proclaiming, "Justice today for better health tomorrow," the poster correlates the irresponsibility of the asbestos industry with the persistent threat to the health of future generations.
NOTE: Original slide of poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (661,555 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1987
Creator:
White Lung Association
Source:
Original Repository: History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: A025603
Publisher:
White Lung Association
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Asbestos
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Asbestos
Exhibit Category:
Environmental Health
Unique Identifier:
VCBBCY
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-03
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