How Much Risk? A Guide to Understanding Environmental Health Hazards

ISBN-10: 0195139941
ISBN-13: 9780195139945
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/3/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

An excellent critical analysis and scientific assessment of the nature and actual level of risk leading environmental health hazards pose to the public. Issues such as radiation from nuclear testing, radon in the home, and the connection between electromagnetic fields and cancer, environmental factors and asthma, pesticides and breast cancer and leukaemia clusters around nuclear plants are discussed and how scientists assesa these risks is illuminated. This book will enable readers to better understand environmental health issues and with the proper scientific understanding, make informed, rational decisions about them.

Introduction: What We Hope to Do
Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Fallout, and Dental X-Rays
Radon in Your Basement
Childhood Leukemia Near Nuclear Plants
Breast Cancer, Part 1: The Rise of Activism and the Pesticide Hypothesis
Breast Cancer, Part 2: Testing the Pesticide Hypothesis
Power Lines, Magnetic Fields, and Cancer
Cancer from the Landfill?
Asthma, Allergy, and Air Pollution
Summary: Lessons from a Disaster
Bibliography
Index

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