How Much Risk? A Guide to Understanding Environmental Health Hazards
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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.
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/3/2002
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|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|