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Air, the environment, and public health

Author: A Kessel
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Air, the Environment and Public Health traces the theme of air and health from ancient civilisations to the present day. The author 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."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A Kessel
ISBN: 9780521831468 0521831466
OCLC Number: 60667970
Description: xiv, 243 pages : illustrations
Contents: pt. I. Whole Air --
Early conceptions of air and health --
Miasma, contagion and survival of the fittest --
pt. II. Polluted Air --
As far as is practicable : air pollution policy and public health in Britain, 1800-1900 --
Hot air but little action : air pollution policy and public health in Britain, 1900-39 --
Disaster, reductionism and personal responsibility : air pollution policy and public health, 1939-70 --
pt. III. Air pollution, epidemiology and public health : theoretical and philosophical considerations --
Measuring the health effects of polluted air : quantitative risk assessment case study --
Epidemiological theory and philosophical considerations --
Public health, philosophy and the nature of evidence --
pt. IV. New horizons --
Climate change : science and utilitarianism --
Climate change, social justice and other moral frameworks --
The bigger picture : environmental ethics and new moral horizons in public health --
Conclusions and recommendations.
Responsibility: Anthony S. Kessel.
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