Risk A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You

ISBN-10: 0618143726
ISBN-13: 9780618143726
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 9.25" wide x 6.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

An indispensable and timely guide, Risk is the authority for assessing threats to your health and safety. We continually face new risks in our world. This essential family reference will help you understand worrisome risks so you can decide how to stay safe and how to keeps risks in perspective. Expert authors David Ropeik and George Gray include information on: - 50 top hazards - your likelihood of exposure - the consequences - ways to reduce your risk They cover topics such as: - cancer - biological weapons - indoor air pollution - pesticides - radiation

George Gray, a toxicologist, serves as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He lives in McLean, Virginia.

Introduction
Home, Transportation, Work
Accidents
Air Bags
Alcohol
Artificial Sweeteners
Bad Backs, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Other Repetitive Task Injuries
Caffeine
Cellular Telephones and Driving
Cellular Telephones and Radiation
Electrical and Magnetic Fields
Firearms
Foodborne Illness
Food Irradiation
Genetically Modified Food
Mad Cow Disease
Microwave Ovens
Motor Vehicles
School Buses
Tobacco
The Environment
Air Pollution (Indoor)
Air Pollution (Outdoor)
Asbestos
Biological Weapons
Carbon Monoxide
DDT
Diesel Emissions
Environmental Hormones
Hazardous Waste
Incinerators
Lead
Mercury
Nuclear Power
Ozone Depletion
Pesticides
Radiation
Radon
Solar Radiation
Water Pollution
Medicine
Antibiotic Resistance
Breast Implants
Cancer
Heart Disease
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Mammography
Medical Errors
Overweight and Obesity
Sexually Transmitted Disease
Vaccines
X Rays
Various Annual and Lifetime Risks
The Risk Meters
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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