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The Resource Environmental health : Third World problems--first world preoccupations, edited by Lorraine Mooney and Roger Bate

Environmental health : Third World problems--first world preoccupations, edited by Lorraine Mooney and Roger Bate

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Environmental health : Third World problems--first world preoccupations
Title
Environmental health
Title remainder
Third World problems--first world preoccupations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lorraine Mooney and Roger Bate
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Language
eng
Summary
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Cataloging source
KNOVL
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Summary expansion
This book underlines the differences in health priorities that exist around the world, and cautions against the export of inappropriate attitudes from developed to less developed countries. Case studies of malaria in South Africa and cholera and Peru show the fatal consequences of allowing western preoccupations with trivial risks (such as the cancer effects of pesticide residues in foods and chlorine compounds in water) to influence health policy in the third world. The western health paradox - we are healthier yet more concerned about our health - is described, and the sociological factors that explain the paradox are examined. We discover why people needlessly worry themselves to the point of illness. Numerous examples of western health concerns are shown to be folly or hugely exaggerated. Nitrates in drinking water, industrial use of organic chlorine (such as PVC and other plastics, pesticides, PCBs, Dioxin) and speculation about declining sperm counts are systematically exposed. Perhaps worst of all, measures prompted by concerns for public safety may be making us less safe. Food poisoning incidents appear to be increasing and much of the blame can be laid at the door of excessive government nannying. Up-to-date discussion of current issues surrounding health
Environmental health : Third World problems--first world preoccupations, edited by Lorraine Mooney and Roger Bate
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Environmental health : Third World problems--first world preoccupations, edited by Lorraine Mooney and Roger Bate
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Malaria and the DDT story / Kelvin Kemm -- Dirty water : cholera in Peru / Enrique Ghersi and Hector √Ďaupari -- A sociology of health panics / Frank Furedi -- Ecological risk : actual and hypothetical / Kirill Kondratyev -- Politics, policy, poisoning and food scares / Barrie Craven and Christine Johnson -- Dietary nitrates pose no threat to human health / Jean Louis L'hirondel -- Rachel's folly : the end of chlorine / Michelle Malkin and Michael Fumento -- Organochlorines -- natural and anthropogenic / Gordon Gribble -- Nature's hormone factory / Jonathan Tolman -- The saga of the falling sperm counts / James Le Fanu
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Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781591242260
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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