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Ecological Health Paradigm, Vectors of Interest, and Influence of Issue Market Forces on Public Health Protection

Lerner, Michael

doi: 10.1097/01.ede.0000339547.72622.06
Abstracts: ISEE 20th Annual Conference, Pasadena, California, October 12–16, 2008: Plenary Sessions

President. Commonweal.

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The science is clear that some chemical contaminants degrade human and ecosystem health. An historic struggle is underway to achieve a global precautionary approach to chemical management. The global environmental health movement integrates market campaigns, media strategies, policy initiatives, constituency development and other approaches. Specific issues compete for funding, attention, and allegiance. Low-dose effects on fetal development, the ecological health paradigm of health, biomonitoring, and the promise of green chemistry are four key science and technology issues driving the field.

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