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Air, the Environment and Public Health

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  • Author: Anthony Kessel, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
David Greaves, Tony McMichael
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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521157735

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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.

    • Interdisciplinary, it is a blend of public health science, history of medicine, ethics and philosophy
    • Relevant to contemporary concerns about air pollution and climate change
    • Suitable for students of public health and professional practitioners
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    "Kessel successfully engages the reader in the important debate on air pollution and global warming, an expands the boundaries of the debate to include some of the philosophical bases of Western civilization. And that is not a mean feat."
    Sverre Vedal, Respiratory Care

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521157735
    • length: 258 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Glossary of terms and abbreviations
    Foreword David Greaves and Tony McMichael
    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

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    Anthony Kessel, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


    David Greaves, Tony McMichael

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