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 5th Symposium on the Ethics of Environmental Health will take place in Budweis (České Budějovice), Czech Republic. It will begin with an introductory lecture on the evening of Sunday, 13 September 2020, and continue with plenary and possibly parallel sessions till Wednesday midday, 16 September 2020.
Selected contributions will be published in book form, probably as part of the “Studies in Environment and Health” series of Earthscan by Routledge.
Sponsoring is being negotiated with a number of public institutions and private companies. For those who require financial support the conference fee incl. meals and accommodation (at a student residence) will be waived.