Part 1. Examination : the surprising magnitude of environmental health problems in Canada. A neglected but vital issue Environmental influences on human health The environmental burden of disease Environmental injustices The economic costs of the environmental burden of disease Part 2. Diagnosis : inadequate environmental health laws and policies: Environmental health law and policy: the big picture A comparative analysis of environmental health laws and policies Canada's failure to make polluters pay Why does Canada lag behind? Part 3. Prescription : Catching up with environmental health leaders: A preventive and precautionary approach Systemic changes in pursuit of sustainability The time for action is now.
"Canadians are tired of getting sick from toxins in their air, food, water, and consumer products. In Cleaner, Greener, Healthier David Boyd sets out to remedy Canada's environmental health problems. He begins by assessing the environmental burden of disease, identifies its unequal distribution, and estimates the associated economic costs. He then compares Canada's environmental laws and policies with those in the US, Australia, and the EU, delivering a provocative diagnosis of the causes of Canada's second-rate standards. Finally, he prescribes a legal cure that will enable Canada to catch up with the world's environmental leaders--without harming the economy."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-385) and index.