Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect


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    A big reality check for those of us who think everything is just fine Time to wake up.


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Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health [Reading] ➷ Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health By Kristin Shrader-Frechette – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the United States alone, industrial and agricultural toxins account for about , avoidable cancer deaths annually Pollution related health costs to Americans are similarly staggering billion a year In the United Saving Lives: MOBI ò States alone, industrial and agricultural toxins account for about , Taking Action, PDF \ avoidable cancer deaths annually Pollution related health costs to Americans are similarly staggeringbillion a Action, Saving Lives: PDF/EPUB æ year from asthma,billion from cardiovascular disease, andbillion from occupational disease and injury Most troubling, children, the poor, and minorities bear the brunt of these health tragediesWhy, asks Kristin Shrader Frechette, has the government failed to protect us, and what can we do about it In this book, at once brilliant and accessible, Shrader Frechette reveals how politicians, campaign contributors, and lobbyists and their power over media, advertising, and public relations have conspired to cover up environmental disease and death She also shows how science and regulators themselves are frequently captured by well funded polluters and special interests But most important, the author puts both the blame and the solution on the shoulders of ordinary citizens She argues that everyone, especially in a democracy, has a duty to help prevent avoidable environmental deaths, to remain informed about, and involved in, public health and environmental decision making Toward this end, she outlines specific, concrete ways in which people can contribute to life saving reforms, many of them building on recommendations of the American Public Health Association As disturbing as it is, Shrader Frechette s message is ultimately hopeful Calling for a new democratic revolution, she reminds us that while only a fraction of the early colonists supported the American Revolution, that tiny group managed to change the world Her book embodies the conviction that we can do the same for environmental health, particularly if citizens become the change they seek Timely, accessible, and written with enviable clarity and passion A distinguished philosopher sounds an ethical call to arms to prevent illness and death from pollution Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University Influential and impressive A must read Nicholas A Ashford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology By one of America s foremost philosophers and public intellectuals immensely readable, courageous, often startling, insightful Richard Hiskes, University of Connecticut Like Rachel Carson s Silent Spring brilliant, brave Sylvia Hood Washington, University of Illinois, Chicago A blistering account of how advocacy must be brought to bear on issues of justice and public health Jeffrey Kahn, University of Minnesota No other author can so forcefully bring together ethical analysis, government policy, and environmental science Outstanding Colleen Moore, University of Wisconsin.

    Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect children, the poor, and minorities bear the brunt of these health tragediesWhy, asks Kristin Shrader Frechette, has the government failed to protect us, and what can we do about it In this book, at once brilliant and accessible, Shrader Frechette reveals how politicians, campaign contributors, and lobbyists and their power over media, advertising, and public relations have conspired to cover up environmental disease and death She also shows how science and regulators themselves are frequently captured by well funded polluters and special interests But most important, the author puts both the blame and the solution on the shoulders of ordinary citizens She argues that everyone, especially in a democracy, has a duty to help prevent avoidable environmental deaths, to remain informed about, and involved in, public health and environmental decision making Toward this end, she outlines specific, concrete ways in which people can contribute to life saving reforms, many of them building on recommendations of the American Public Health Association As disturbing as it is, Shrader Frechette s message is ultimately hopeful Calling for a new democratic revolution, she reminds us that while only a fraction of the early colonists supported the American Revolution, that tiny group managed to change the world Her book embodies the conviction that we can do the same for environmental health, particularly if citizens become the change they seek Timely, accessible, and written with enviable clarity and passion A distinguished philosopher sounds an ethical call to arms to prevent illness and death from pollution Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University Influential and impressive A must read Nicholas A Ashford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology By one of America s foremost philosophers and public intellectuals immensely readable, courageous, often startling, insightful Richard Hiskes, University of Connecticut Like Rachel Carson s Silent Spring brilliant, brave Sylvia Hood Washington, University of Illinois, Chicago A blistering account of how advocacy must be brought to bear on issues of justice and public health Jeffrey Kahn, University of Minnesota No other author can so forcefully bring together ethical analysis, government policy, and environmental science Outstanding Colleen Moore, University of Wisconsin."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 299 pages
  • Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health
  • Kristin Shrader-Frechette
  • English
  • 04 July 2018
  • 019532546X

About the Author: Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Kristin Shrader Frechette Saving Lives: MOBI ò born is O Neill Family Professor, Department of Biological Taking Action, PDF \ Sciences and Department of Philosophy, at the University of Notre Dame She has previously Action, Saving Lives: PDF/EPUB æ held senior professorships at the University of California and the University of Florida Most of Shrader Frechette s research work analyzes the ethical problems in risk assessment, public health, or environmental justice especially those related to radiological, ecological, and energy related risks Shrader Frechette has received the World Technology Award, the Global Citizenship Award, and the Catholic Digest named her one of Heroes for the US and the World from Wikipedia.