Seveso 1976. La diossina sul corpo delle donne

Autore: Bruno Ziglioli
In: Genesis. XII/2, 2013
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Seveso 1976. The Dioxin on Women’s Body
The Seveso accident of July 10, 1976 condensed in an inseparable knot problems which were to be discussed in the following decades: environmental protection, civil rights, ethical issues about life and gender. The disaster set off a battle on the female body and showed how women – as holders of the biological mechanism of generational reproduction which could be seriously affected by toxic substances and environmental imbalance – were the most involved, more delicate and less protected subjects in cases of chemical contamination.