Protecting Public Health and the Environment
Publication Date: June 1999
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In 1998, the Wingspread Conference on Implementing the Precautionary Principle was convened to discuss ways of incorporating the precautionary approach into environmental and public health decision-making. The workshop focused on understanding the contexts under which the principle developed, its basis, and how it could be implemented. Protecting Public Health and the Environment is an outgrowth of that conference.
Public health professionals and academics, policymakers, environmental lawyers, sustainable agriculture proponents, economists, and environmental activists will find the book an enlightening and thought-provoking guide to a new way of thinking about ecosystem and public health protection.
Tickner is research associate at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and has served as advisor to numerous environmental organizations.
Bill Vitek is associate professor of philosophy at Clarkson University. He is the author of several books, including "Promising, Rooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place "and "Applying Philosophy,"
Wes Jackson is the president of the Land Institute and former professor at Kansas Wesleyan and California State universities. He is the author of several books, including "Rooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place," "Becoming Native to This Place," and "Altars of an Unhewn Stone,"