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Resnik, David B
Environmental health ethics / David B. Resnik
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2012
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 4th Floor  RA566 .R47 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Environmental health -- Moral and ethical aspects
Environmental policy
Physical Description xii, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-292) and index
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- 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 -- Conclusion
Summary "Environmental Health Ethics illuminates the conflicts between protecting the environment and promoting human health. In this study, David B. Resnik 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. Resnik 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"--Provided by publisher

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