UMass Lowell Authors in New Book on Science & Health Protection to Be Launched Sept. 26

Book Launch: From Critical Science to Solutions: The Best of Scientific Solutions

Monday, September 26, 4:00 pm, at the Allen House, South Campus, UMass Lowell

Richard Clapp edited the book, which is a selection of New Solutions articles published over the past two decades—articles  by scholars and staff from UMass Lowell’s Center for Sustainability and Toxics Use Reduction Institute and other friends in the Boston area.  The book is part of the Work, Health and Environment Series of Baywood Press. Series editors are Charles Levenstein, Robert Forrant, and John Wooding.


“This book is a must-read for anybody interested in how science can be used to improve our lives—or to undermine health protection. Dr. Richard Clapp, editor of the “Scientific Solutions” section of New Solutions for 17 years, has chosen wisely from the many articles published during this period. From Critical Science to Solutions provides important insights and will captivate a wide range of readers—from students to experienced public health scientists.”
—Les Boden, Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health

“This thought-provoking collection serves as a call for a science that is unabashedly supportive of intervening to protect the health of working people from occupational and environmental hazards in the face of scientific uncertainty. The contributions in this volume, first published in New Solutions between 1994 and 2010, illustrate how scientific research can be a foundation for action to change public policy. They call attention to the need to develop a science that embraces the precautionary principle to protect workers and the public from the toxic assaults to which they are subjected, and the need for a movement that places the health of working people as its organizing principle.”
—Joel Shufro, Executive Director New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health