Journals Higher Education

$78.00

Hardcover

19 October 2007

320 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195325461


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Taking Action, Saving Lives

Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Environmental Ethics and Science Policy Series

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.

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