The Environmental Pendulum: A Quest for the Truth about Toxic Chemicals, Human Health, and Environmental Protection

The Environmental Pendulum: A Quest for the Truth about Toxic Chemicals, Human Health, and Environmental Protection

by R. Allan Freeze
     
 

"The Environmental Pendulum provides a needed overview of the last 25 years of hazardous waste management. The approach is even-handed and readable for health professionals, engineers, and the public."—James R. Hunt, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

"Technology has presented humankind with many

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"The Environmental Pendulum provides a needed overview of the last 25 years of hazardous waste management. The approach is even-handed and readable for health professionals, engineers, and the public."—James R. Hunt, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

"Technology has presented humankind with many dilemmas, but none is more challenging than pollution of the environment by toxic chemicals, the subject of The Environmental Pendulum. The potential impact on humans is high, ranging through toxicity, cancer, developmental birth defects, and mutation of eggs and sperm. Every attempt is made to draw the reader, whether professional or lay person, into the dilemma. And this is as it must be, for the dilemma will not disappear.The Environmental Pendulum will provide just the kind of balanced information that every thinking citizen needs to make the tough decisions needed right now and in the future."—Anthony J. F. Griffiths, Professor of Botany, University of British Columbia

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A hydrological engineer who has consulted on many projects in the US and Canada, Freeze argues that there are social costs involved with both overkill and underkill in environmental protection. There are unavoidable trade-offs between economic health and environmental health, he says, and it is not possible in a democratic society to sweep either one of them under the rug. Only developing and implementing a strong middle position will keep the pendulum from continuing to swing back and forth between extremes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780520220461
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/12/2000
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.88(d)

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