Environmental health comprises the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect human health, such as radiation, toxic chemicals, and certain biological agents. The ethical frameworks and underpinnings that drive environmental health practice are not always made explicit and in our view require greater attention. We are looking forward to the contributions of colleagues from the whole range of environmental health on the ethical implications of science and technology and on the application of research results in the regulatory and policy domains.
As did its three predecessors, the 4th Symposium on the Ethics of Environmental Health took place in Budweis (České Budějovice), Czech Republic. It began with an introductory lecture on the evening of Sunday, 9 September 2018, and continued with plenary and possibly parallel sessions till Wednesday midday, 12 September 2018.
The symposium has been sponsored by the University of South Bohemia, the city of České Budějovice and a number of private companies.