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Urban slum dwellers in cities of emerging economies are poor, live in pollution and needlessly suffer from disease, disability, premature death and poor life expectancy. Still, living in a city can and should make them healthy. This book highlights reasons for unhealthy slums, and shows that not all slums are equal in relation to the health issues and hazards encountered by residents and reveals how slum residents, scientists, and social movements change can contribute towards healthier slum life. Editors Jason Corburn and Lee Riley argue that new biologic, “street” science and ordinary knowledge are vital for enhancing the welfare of the millions of urban poor better and their well-being. Read more