Friedo Zoelzer 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.
Ethics of Environmental Health makes a valuable and unique contribution to the emerging field of environmental health ethics. The book includes papers discussing important aspects of environmental health ethics, including risk assessment, precaution, distribution of health risks, ethical decision-making, and global and local issues. I recommend it highly. David B. Resnik, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, USA The International Commission on Radiological Protection has long recognised the importance of ethics for the system of radiological protection. We are delighted to have played an active role in the completion of this book project and to give it our full endorsement. Dr Claire Cousins, Chair of the International Commission on Radiological Protection Important environmental health determinants go unacknowledged in policy and law. This volume discusses a number of these, intending to inspire a return to the awareness of the harms we condone, neglect, or allow others to perpetrate with impunity when we ignore the ethical dimensions of health research, policy and law. Laura Westra, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada (Founder and Leader of the Global Ecological Integrity Group)