Sunday 28 November 2010

Deaths on the road: The public health emergency of the 21st century.

Every century comes with a major public health warning about the harm that we inflict on ourselves. In Britain in the nineteenth century it was the diseases we spread by tolerating open sewers. In the twentieth century it was tobacco ... In the twenty first century it is the way we tolerate how cars are allowed to travel on our roads.

Danny Dorling has a wonderful knack for encapsulating issues of inequality and social justice. The quote above is from his recent lecture entitled 'Roads, Casualties and public health: The open sewers of the 21st Century?'. You can see the slides and hear the recording here.

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