Environmental health ethics

TitleEnvironmental health ethics
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsResnik, DB
Paginationxii, 305 p.
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place PublishedCambridge ; New York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1107617898 (pbk.)
Accession Number6942542
Call NumberSocial Sciences, Health, and Education 613.1 R3121e
Keywordsarchitecture , ECONOMICS , ENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Environmental Sciences , HUMAN rights , MEDICINE , Public Policy
AbstractThis work illuminates the conflicts between protecting the environment and promoting human health. In this study, the author develops a method for making ethical decisions on environmental health issues. He applies this method to various issues, including pesticide use, antibiotic resistance, nutrition policy, vegetarianism, urban development, occupational safety, disaster preparedness, and global climate change. He provides readers with the scientific and technical background necessary to understand these issues. He explains that environmental health controversies cannot simply be reduced to humanity versus environment and explores the ways in which human values and concerns, health, economic development, rights, and justice interact with environmental protection.
Notes2011052380David B. Resnik.ill. ; 24 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.An overview of environmental health -- Ethical theory -- Toward an environmental health ethics -- Pest control -- Genetic engineering, food, and nutrition -- Pollution and waste -- The built environment -- Climate change, energy, and population -- Justice and environmental health -- Environmental research involving human participants.
Short TitleEnvironmental health ethics
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