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Taking Action, Saving LivesOur Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health$
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Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195325461

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325461.001.0001

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 Lives at Risk

 Lives at Risk

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(p.3) 1 Lives at Risk
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Taking Action, Saving Lives
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Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325461.003.0001

This chapter begins with a discussion of the three important ethical points about science, whistleblowing, and democracy, following the tragic deaths of several children in northern Indiana from rare types of cancer due to alleged exposure to ethylene dichloride released by a nearby chemical plant. It then discusses the themes and limits of the book, threats posed by pollution, and public health in developed and developing nations. An overview of the chapters included in this book is also presented.

Keywords:   pollution, public health, whistleblowing, ethylene dichloride, ethics

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