Revista de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
ABREU, José Luiz Crivelatti de. The involvement of low-income population in the control of solid waste. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1990, vol.24, n.5, pp. 398-406. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101990000500008.
Two studies were undertaken with a view to improving the health conditions of a shanty town area in the city of S. Paulo, Brazil. The objective was to modify littering behavior and to implement litter-control procedures with the participation of the inhabitants. Results demonstrated the adequacy of the procedures adopted and suggest a possible contribution on the part of psychology to public health.
Keywords : Psychologgy social; Consumer participation; Refuse disposal.