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

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Publisher Comments:

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

Book News Annotation:

This guide will help general readers understand risks faced at home and at work, in the environment, and in medicine. Chapters on everything from caffeine and cellular telephone radiation to biological weapons and sexually transmitted diseases offer clear information on the hazard, the range of exposures and the range of consequences, and steps to take to reduce risk. Each chapter offers contacts for organizations that can provide more information. The authors are affiliated with the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In this indispensable and timely guide, experts from the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis provide essential tools for assessing the hazards readers face every day. Photos & illustrations.

About the Author

David Ropeik is the director of risk communications at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. A regular commentator on NPR, he has written for the Boston Globe and worked as a television journalist for twenty-two years. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.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.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS Introduction 1 PART I . HOME, TRANSPORTATION, WORK 1. Accidents 23 2. Air Bags 34 3. Alcohol 39 4. Arti?cial Sweeteners 48 5. Bad Backs, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Other Repetitive Task Injuries 53 6. Caffeine 64 7. Cellular Telephones and Driving 70 8. Cellular Telephones and Radiation 76 9. Electrical and Magnetic Fields 81 10. Firearms 87 11. Foodborne Illness 97 12. Food Irradiation 104 13. Genetically Modi?ed Food 109 14. Mad Cow Disease 117 15. Microwave Ovens 121 16. Motor Vehicles 125 17. School Buses 135 18. Tobacco 139 PART I I . THE ENVIRONMENT 19. Air Pollution (Indoor) 151 20. Air Pollution (Outdoor) 166 21. Asbestos 180 22. BiologicalWeapons 186 23. Carbon Monoxide 195 24. DDT 202 25. Diesel Emissions 207 26. Environmental Hormones 212 27. HazardousWaste 223 28. Incinerators 232 29. Lead 241 30. Mercury 247 31. Nuclear Power 254 32. Ozone Depletion 264 33. Pesticides 270 34. Radiation 283 35. Radon 294 36. Solar Radiation 299 37.Water Pollution 308 PART I I I . MEDICINE 38. Antibiotic Resistance 321 39. Breast Implants 329 40. Cancer 336 41. Heart Disease 348 42. Human Immunode?ciency Virus 363 43. Mammography 369 44. Medical Errors 376 45. Overweight and Obesity 384 46. Sexually Transmitted Disease 392 47. Vaccines 401 48. X Rays 410 Appendix 1: Various Annual and Lifetime Risks 421 Appendix 2: The Risk Meters 429 Acknowledgments 443 Notes 445 Index 459

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618143726
Author:
Ropeik, David
Author:
Gray, George
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Health Risk Assessment
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Risk assessment
Subject:
Environmental risk assessment
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 33320A
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 black-and-white photos and illustrati
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 1.47 lb

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