Table of contents for Air, the environment and public health / Anthony S. Kessel.


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Glossary of terms and abbreviations; Foreword David Greaves and Tony McMichael; Introduction; Part I. Whole Air: 1. Early conceptions of air and health; 2. Miasma, contagion, and survival of the fittest; Part II. Polluted Air: 3. As far as is practicable: air pollution policy and public health in England, 1800 1900; 4. Hot air but little action: air pollution policy and public health in England, 1900 1939; 5. Disaster, reductionism and personal responsibility: air pollution policy and public health, 1939 1970; Part III. Air Pollution, Epidemiology and Public Health: Theoretical and Philosophical Considerations: 6. Measuring the health effects of polluted air: quantitative risk assessment case-study; 7. Epidemiological theory and philosophical considerations; 8. Public health, philosophy and the nature of evidence; Part IV. New Horizons: 9. Climate change: science and utilitarianism; 10. Climate change, social justice, and other moral frameworks; 11. The bigger picture: environmental ethics and new moral horizons in public health; 12. Conclusions and recommendations; Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Air -- Health aspects -- History.
Air -- Pollution -- History.
Public health -- History.
Public health -- Philosophy.