Environmental Health Ethics

Environmental Health Ethics

by David B. Resnik
     
 

ISBN-10: 1107023955

ISBN-13: 9781107023956

Pub. Date: 06/30/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107023956
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2012
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. An overview of environmental health; 3. Ethical theory; 4. Toward an environmental health ethics; 5. Pest control; 6. Genetic engineering, food, and nutrition; 7. Pollution and waste; 8. The built environment; 9. Climate change, energy, and population; 10. Justice and environmental health; 11. Environmental research involving human participants; 12. Conclusion.

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