Lethal but Legal: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health

in the series ECOHOST Seminar

Date: Tuesday 10 June 2014
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Venue: Faculty Meeting Room, LSHTM, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
Type of event: Seminar
Speaker(s): Prof. Freudenberg

In this talk, Nicholas Freudenberg analyses the role of the food, tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceutical, gun, and automobile industries in the growing burden of premature deaths and preventable illnesses from non-communicable diseases and injuries. He considers the products and business and political practices of multinational corporations as modifiable social determinants of health. He also examines the emerging movements that are challenging these industries right to profit at the expense of public health. Finally, he suggests strategies that might bring together the movements seeking to reduce the harmful impact of corporations on health, the environment, equality and democracy. 

Nicholas Freudenberg is Distinguished Professor of Public Health at City University of New York School of Public Health and Hunter College and the author of Lethal but Legal Corporations ,Consumption and Protecting Public Health, a new book published by Oxford University Press which will be available for sale after the seminar. He is also the founder of Corporations and Health Watch( www.corporationsandhealth.org ), a network of researchers, professionals and activists concerned about the impact of corporations on health.

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Admission will be on a first come first served basis

Email: ketevan.glonti@lshtm.ac.uk

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