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 two predecessors, the 4th 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, 9 September 2018, and continue with plenary and possibly parallel sessions till Wednesday midday, 12 September 2018.

Selected contributions will be published in a special issue of a relevant journal, possibly Science of the Total Environment.

The symposium will be sponsored by the University of South Bohemia, the city of České Budějovice and a number of private companies. For those who require financial support the conference fee incl. meals and accommodation (at a student residence) will be waived.