Traduction en anglais : Ethical judgments in environmental medicine.
Among the main tasks of environmental medicine within the framework of the German Public Health Service are the assessment and management of risks involved in environmental problems.
The article points out that both tasks involve ethical judgments in crucial matters.
An important part of risk management is to establish limit and guiding values.
The examples of drinking water regulations and WHO Air Quality Guidelines show that these values depend mainly on decisions on standard settings.
It is pointed out that these cannot be derived from knowledge gained from research in natural science and that our present heterogeneous civilisation is not conductive to a generally recognised basis for an evaluation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé et environnement, Réglementation, Ethique, Analyse risque, Allemagne, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health and environment, Regulation, Ethics, Risk analysis, Germany, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0055695
Code Inist : 002B30A02. Création : 199406.