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WHAT RISK? SCIENCE, P
     

WHAT RISK? SCIENCE, P

by Roger Bate (Editor)
 
Whether the public or the environment is at risk is a commonly discussed question in numerous areas of public life, most recently and publicly with regard to issues like BSE, passive smoking and the dangers from pesticides in food production. It is therefore of great importance for everyone concerned with these issues - both policy makers and the public who may be

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Whether the public or the environment is at risk is a commonly discussed question in numerous areas of public life, most recently and publicly with regard to issues like BSE, passive smoking and the dangers from pesticides in food production. It is therefore of great importance for everyone concerned with these issues - both policy makers and the public who may be subject to their decisions - to understand the basis on which 'risk' policy is made. The principle objective of this book is to highlight the uncertainties inherent in 'scientific' estimates of risk to the public and the environment resulting from exposure to certain hazards.

It is not often that one comes across a book that reads like the smell of fresh air after being cooped in a smell room; such a book is this.
--Safety & Health Practitioner

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Daily Telegraph
A collection of learned scientists, professors of epidemiology, radiology, pharmacology, microbiology, from Yale, Stockholm, Berkeley, London, Harvard, Glasgow, have published an astonishing book edited by (Roger) Bate. What Risk? Seems to show that our favourite phobias are either irrational or exaggerated.
Chemistry In Britain
I strongly recommend every chemist to read its step-by-step refutation of nine popular myths.
Booknews
Part of the effort by the European Science and Environment Forum to provide the media and the public with its perspective on current debates about environmental and personal risks, and to point out countervailing studies that are overlooked. The contributors are primarily concerned with highlighting the uncertainties inherent in scientific estimates of risk and with bringing the notion of dose as well as toxicity into questions of regulating substances. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750638104
Publisher:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.94(d)

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