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Chapter 19

Chapter 19

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Health Studies
Michelle Silver

Chapter 19 Environment Health and Society Intro y Env health regulations established through o Epidemiology o Toxicological risk assessment y Precautional principle is by pursuing and lobbying for alterative ways to establish env health regulations through social movement acitivitiesPublic concern about the env and health y Common future is the notion of sustainable development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of our future generations to met their own needs y 2 env problems o Thinning of ozone due to CFCo Global warming due to GHG The tragedy of commons y Neomalthusian perspective Since human pop grows geometrically exponentiall while natural resources grow linearly pop growth will outpace growth of food Toxic Culture y Toxic culture is when one in which social arrangements encourage and excuse the deterioration of env and human health Env health regulations y Env health regulations specify the legally permitted amount of dangerous chemicals that industry may dispose of in the commons or the amount of which people may be exposed Toxicological risk assessment y More widely used than epidemiology for establishment of env health regulations and applied to various products and processes y The heart of the framework for the establishment of env health regulations may be considered the
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