Health and the Environment: The Linacre Lectures 1992-3

Paperback | November 1, 1994

EditorBryan Cartledge

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Is healthy life at risk from environmental factors? If so, how much, and what can or should be done about it? In this book leading medical scientists and environmentalists look at the connectins between the environment, social policy, and levels of well-being in both developing and developedcountries. Topics covered include nuclear power, food supply, and water quality. Disease is considered, especially in the context of the tropics, and the connections betwwen the virulence of infectious diseases and environmental conditions are examined. Genetic aspects of susceptibility todisease are also considered. The contributions in this book originated as Linacre Lectures at the University of Oxford.

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Is healthy life at risk from environmental factors? If so, how much, and what can or should be done about it? In this book leading medical scientists and environmentalists look at the connectins between the environment, social policy, and levels of well-being in both developing and developedcountries. Topics covered include nuclear ...

Principle of Linacre College, Oxford, Sir Bryan Cartledge was previously British Ambassador to the Soviet Union. He was there when the Chernobyl disaster occurred which forced environmental factors in health to the centre of his attention.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198584172

ISBN - 13:9780198584179

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Introduction1. Nuclear power comes clean2. Population, food supply, and famine: an ecological or an economic dilemma?3. An abundance of cheap eggs, fish, and meat: the consequences4. 'Water is best': would Pindar still think so?5. Health, environment, and tropical development6. Changing diseases in changing environments7. The relative roles of nature and nurture in common disease8. How will it all end?Index