Air, the Environment and Public Health

Air, the Environment and Public Health

by Anthony Kessel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521157730

ISBN-13: 9780521157735

Pub. Date: 11/25/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Anthony Kessel explores the changing conceptions of air and health alongside historical developments in public health, and critically examines contemporary problems—conceptual, scientific, philosophical and ethical—in public health theory and practice. His book is a unique blend of public health science, history of medicine, ethics and philosophy. Its

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Anthony Kessel explores the changing conceptions of air and health alongside historical developments in public health, and critically examines contemporary problems—conceptual, scientific, philosophical and ethical—in public health theory and practice. His book is a unique blend of public health science, history of medicine, ethics and philosophy. Its multi-disciplinary approach will be of interest to students as well as professionals in public health, environmental health, medicine, history of medicine, environmental philosophy, and medical ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521157735
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/25/2010
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Glossary of terms and abbreviations; Foreword David Greaves and Tony McMichael; Introduction; Part I. Whole Air: 1. Early conceptions of air and health; 2. Miasma, contagion, and survival of the fittest; Part II. Polluted Air: 3. As far as is practicable: air pollution policy and public health in England, 1800–1900; 4. Hot air but little action: air pollution policy and public health in England, 1900–1939; 5. Disaster, reductionism and personal responsibility: air pollution policy and public health, 1939–1970; Part III. Air Pollution, Epidemiology and Public Health: Theoretical and Philosophical Considerations: 6. Measuring the health effects of polluted air: quantitative risk assessment case-study; 7. Epidemiological theory and philosophical considerations; 8. Public health, philosophy and the nature of evidence; Part IV. New Horizons: 9. Climate change: science and utilitarianism; 10. Climate change, social justice, and other moral frameworks; 11. The bigger picture: environmental ethics and new moral horizons in public health; 12. Conclusions and recommendations; Index.

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