THE BHOPAL SAGA - Causes and Consequences of the World's Largest Industrial Disaster
India: Universities Press. ISBN81-7371-515-7.
This is the book I published in India on time for the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Leak in 1984. Since I was in Bhopal for the first time, as a member of the International Medical Commission on Bhopal 1994, I have collected all material that I could find. The list of references contains more than 200 items.
The Bhopal Saga contains little new information that has not been published before. But the material is structured, systematized and analysed. It covers the period from the Green Revolution during the 60s until 2003.
The Bhopal Saga covers technical, medical, economic, social, psychological and environmental aspects of the disaster.
I show that the figure for immediate deaths should be more than 8,000 people. The official figure is 4,000. I also show the whole range of diseases and symptoms that has hit the survivors, as well as the insufficient support from the Governments and Union Carbide.
My analysis shows that the causes of the leakage were the design of the plant and the economic pressure. The parties responsible for the magnitude of the disaster are Union Carbide Corporation and the Governments of India and Madhya Pradesh.The publisher is Universities Press (India) Private Ltd, Hyderabad. The book's royalty goes to Sambhavna Clinic.
Read the manuscriptDOI 10.13140/2.1.3457.5364
Read parts of The Bhopal Saga at books.google.com.
Review in Down To Earth, February 2005
Review in Environmental Health Perspectives, May 2005
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The Bhopal Saga is also found at some university libraries in USA, GB and Sweden.
In Bhopal, it is donated to Gandhi Medical College.
"Chemical Industry and Public Health - Bhopal as an example" is the title of my essay in MPH 2001. It is a shorter version of The Bhopal Saga (58 pages, 82 references).
Read the essay here.
The Bhopal Saga - causes and consequences of the world's largest industrial disaster. Abstract for 14th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2005:20; suppl. 1 p 92
The Bhopal Gas Leak: Analysis of causes and consequences by three different models. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 2005;18:213-217. Read the abstract here. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950423005001336
"Bhopal Gas Catastrophy 1984: Causes and Consequences" in Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Elsevier 2011, p. 302-316. Updated in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, 2013. Read the abstract here.
Corporate and Governmental Responsibilities for Preventing Chemical Disasters: Lessons from Bhopal HYLE – International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry, Vol. 24 (2018), 29-53. Read the paper here.
PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS
The Bhopal Saga (short version)
Too late for good epidemiology from WONCA 2006, Firenze, Italy
Combining "complementary" medicine with western medicine
The Bhopal Disaster 1984 - Children's acute and chronic exposure to chemical substances
Read an interview from 1999, the 15th anniversary (in Swedish) here
Read an interview from 2004, the 20th anniversary (in Swedish) here