The Role of Evidence in Risk Characterization: Making Sense of Conflicting Data / Edition 1

The Role of Evidence in Risk Characterization: Making Sense of Conflicting Data / Edition 1

by Peter M. Wiedemann
     
 

This book is one of the few that focus on the critical problem of the appropriate characterization of conflicting data for an adequate risk evaluation. It comprehensively coves the different approaches in various research areas in the US and in Europe, while also considering the psychological and ethical implications of risk evaluation. Special attention is paid to… See more details below

Overview

This book is one of the few that focus on the critical problem of the appropriate characterization of conflicting data for an adequate risk evaluation. It comprehensively coves the different approaches in various research areas in the US and in Europe, while also considering the psychological and ethical implications of risk evaluation. Special attention is paid to the controversially debated issue of potential health risks through electromagnetic fields.

From the contents:

  • From Scientific Analysis to Risk Policy
  • Making Sense of Conflicting Data: Evidence Characterization in Different Research Areas
  • Making Sense of Conflicting Data: Procedures for Characterizing Evidence
  • Psychological and Ethical Aspects in Dealing with Conflicting Data and Uncertainty
  • Practical Implications

Written by leading experts in the field, this is an indispensable resource for policy makers and professionals in health risk assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527320486
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/21/2008
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
6.99(w) x 9.67(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
FROM SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS TO RISK POLICY
Risk Assessment and Risk Communication for Electromagnetic Fields: A World Health Organization Perspective (T. Emilie van Deventer and Kenneth R. Foster)
Characterizing Evidence and Policy Making (Evi Vogel and Ginevra Delfini)
MAKING SENSE OF CONFLICTING DATA: EVIDENCE CHARACTERIZATION IN DIFFERENT RESEARCH AREAS
Basic Principles and Evidence Characterization of the Data from Genetox Investigations (G?nter Obe and Vijayalaxmi)
Animal Studies (Alexander Lerchl)
Epidemiology (Joachim Sch?z)
Principles and Practice of Evidence Characterization in Environmental Clinical Case Studies (Caroline Herr and Thomas Eikmann)
MAKING SENSE OF CONFLICTING DATA: PROCEDURES FOR CHARACTERIZING EVIDENCE
Characterizing Evidence with Evidence-based Medicine (Alexander Katalinic and Dagmar L?hmann)
The IARC Monographs. Approach to Characterizing Evidence (Vincent James Cogliano, Robert Alexander Baan, Kurt Straif, Yann Grosse, Marie B?atrice Secretan, and Fatiha El Ghissassi)
The Swiss Health Risk Approach (Martin R??sli)
Procedures for Characterizing Evidence: German Commission on Radiation Protection (Norbert Leitgeb)
Lessons from the California Electromagnetic Field Risk Assessment of 2002 (Raymond Richard Neutra)
Evidence Maps -
A Tool for Summarizing and Communicating Evidence in Risk Assessment (Holger Sch?tz, Peter M. Wiedemann, and Albena Spangenberg)
PSYCHOLOGICAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS IN DEALING WITH CONFLICTING DATA AND UNCERTAINTY
Perception of Uncertainty and Communication about unclear Risks (Peter Wiedemann, Holger Sch?tz, and Andrea Thalmann)
Ethical Guidance for Dealing with Unclear Risk (Armin Grunwald)
PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
Lessons Learned: Recommendations for Communicating Conflicting Evidence for Risk Characterization (Peter Wiedemann, Franziska B?rner, and Holger Sch?tz)

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