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Research Ethics for Environmental Health

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ISBN 9780367332037
December 20, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
240 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Research Ethics for Environmental Health explores the ethical basis of environmental health research and related aspects of risk assessment and control.

Environmental health encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect human health, such as radiation, toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents. It is often assumed that the assessment part is just a matter of scientific research, and that control is a matter of implementing standards that unambiguously follow from that research. But it is less commonly understood that environmental health also requires addressing questions of an ethical nature. Coming from multiple disciplines and nine different countries, the contributors to this book critically examine a diverse range of ethical concerns in modern environmental health research.

This book will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners of environmental health, as well as researchers in applied ethics, environmental ethics, medical ethics, bioethics and those concerned with chemical and radiation protection.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Environmental Health Ethics in general 1. Environmental health in a global context, Susana Paixao 2. Local adaptation of universal values and principles from The Earth Charter to sustain human health and well-being for both present and future generations, Colin L. Soskolne 3. Cosmopolitanism and Environmental Health, Gaston Meskens Part 2: Ethical challenges in toxicological research 4. Toward a medico-legal approach to protecting the public’s health, Carl F. Cranor 5. Connecting the dots with ethics to enhance public health, Steven G. Gilbert 6. Developing teaching material in ethics for chemistry and chemistry engineering students, Tom Børsen Part 3: Ethical challenges in radiation research 7. The ethics of radiological protection in the context of nuclear accidents, Jacques Lochard 8. Citizen’s participation in post-accidental recovery: "citizens in science" for dose measurements, improving health and well-being, Liudmila Liutsko and Deborah Oughton 9. A new horizon for medical research ethics viewed from the perspective of radiological protection, Chieko Kurihara-Saio Part 4: Research ethics for environmental health 10. Roles for social values in Environmental Health Research, Kevin Elliott 11. Values in extreme scenarios for civil protection research, Per Wikman-Svahn 12. Ethical principles of Environmental Health Research – Historical development and current trends, Friedo Zölzer

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Friedo Zölzer is Head of the Department of Radiology, Toxicology and Civil Protection at the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Gaston Meskens works part-time with the Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy at the University of Ghent, Belgium and with the Science and Technology Studies group of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK-CEN, Belgium.