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  • Health Determinants In Erin Brockovich

    Introduction The movie titled “Erin Brockovich” was based on a true story and real person. In the movie we saw different health determinants. Health determinants are the variation of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that can influence our health status. The main character Erin Brockovich is a single mother that raising three kids, she is undergraduate and unemployed. She was looking for a job until she got hired by a lawyer and start working as a clerk. Erin and the lawyer started working on a case about Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation; they exposed the Corporations Hexavalent Chromium leakage in to the ground water. The contaminated ground water was used for drinking and cleaning by the community nearby. Therefore…

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  • Social Issues In Erin Brockovich

    finds this odd and goes to her home to speak with her and gather some information. Mrs. Jensen tells her that they pay for medical doctors because of the chromium in the water. Upon further investigation Ms. Brockovich finds a connection to a chemical called hexavalent chromium being used by PG&E that causes life-threatening damage. Erin found that this chemical was seeping into the water filtration system throughout this entire community where members were becoming ill. Although Pacific Gas…

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  • Ethics In Weight Discrimination

    Ethics in Weight Discrimination The U.S has written many laws to help keep discrimination from affecting a person’s chances at landing a job. However, there are still some things that you can discriminate on when people come in for an interview. Things like weight are still being discriminated against as we can see from these 2 court cases. One is from the State of Michigan, the only state that doesn’t allow discrimination against weight, where a waitress for Hooter’s successfully sued after…

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  • Case Study: Water Contamination In Hinkley

    HINKLEY, CARLIFORNIA NEWS FORUM 01 August 1993 WATER CONTAMINATION IN HINKLEY I am Erin Brokovich; I am a twice-divorced mother of three young children aged between 9 months to 8 years old. I believe the $28 billion company Pacific Gas and Electric has poisoned the water supply of Hinkley, California with hexavalent chromium. In 18 months, I hope with the help of 634 plaintiffs and Masry law firm to sue PG&E for 333 million dollars for the water contamination in Hinkley. PG&E is a $28…

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  • Bullseye Glass Case Analysis

    company in Portland, Oregon. In May 2016 Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reported that on May 9th and 10th the company had violated the 24-hour benchmark and released 4x higher amounts of lead that allowed and that the Bullseye Glass company was the source. (OPB, 2016.) The company responded by claiming that DEQ is attempting to close the company down. The issue had been centrally over the production of a “white opal” glass, which involves more than 100 lbs. of lead into a…

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  • Sociology In Erin Brockovich

    compensated fairly. This piques Erin’s attention and decides she wants to learn more about this specific case. Furthermore, Erin becomes dubious when she sees medical records of many residents mysteriously falling ill. After relentless prying from the town folk she finds out that PG&E was secretly buying land from local residents to cover up the damages they have caused in the area. Individuals were getting sick and did not know the cause of it, PG&E was covering the medical costs of the…

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  • Erin Brockovich Movie Analysis Essay

    After a stream of bad luck, she finally convinces a lawyer to give her a job as a file clerk at his firm. Although no one took her all too seriously at work because of her lack of experience and “trashy” ensemble, she soon changes their perception of her when she begins to investigate a suspicious pro bono real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. After relentless prying she finds out that PG&E was secretly trying to buy land from local residents in order to cover up the…

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  • Environmental Impacts Of The Automobile Industry

    Among the most troubling externalities of the automotive industry is the release of corrosive pollutants into the earth 's soil and water. The EPA did a study in northwest region 10 stating that brake debris and tire particles are pollutants that need to be addressed as it leads to the formation of black carbon that leaches into the soil. Also the brake and tire debris impacts the design and use of the automobile. The bigger vehicle would lead to larger brake debris and tire particles since it…

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  • Electronic Waste In Ghana

    2016). What is worse is the fact that it is predicted to rise up to 65.4 million tonnes by 2017 (Heacock et al., 2016). To put this in perspective, this is approximately 21,800,000 elephants, 961,764,706 people, or 59,329,952,554,182 paperclips. These paper clips, laid in a row, would span 14,746,369,342 miles, or lap around the Earth 's circumference 592,200 times. If the above numbers were just trash it would be alarming. E-waste though comes with its own unique set of hazards. Stephanie…

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  • Saab Case Study

    Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; while Principle 8: promoting greater environmental responsibility Saab has been reporting greenhouse gas emissions since 2006 to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which is an independent organisation that collects climate data from companies around the world. Information on CDP and Saab’s complete report can be found at www.cdproject.net. The long-term goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by…

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