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How Much Risk?: A Guide to Understanding Environmental Health Hazards

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Anyone concerned with the threats environmental hazards like radiation and toxic chemicals pose to human health should read this book.

How Much Risk? illustrates how scientists investigate controversial issues such as high rates of breast cancer attributed to pesticides, cancer clusters near toxic waste dumps and nuclear plants, and the recent worldwide increase in asthma. It explains in lay language the technical terms often appearing in news stories or government reports, such as statistical significance, ionizing radiation, and biological markers. It also describes how scientists distinguish a real cluster of disease from a chance event, the interaction of genetic predisposition and environment in disease, and how radiation can cause some types of cancer.

If you have ever wanted to know how scientists investigate these controversies, why they sometimes fail to come up with defmite answers, and why they sometimes disagree, How Much Risk? is a must. By informing its readers what is known about the nature and causes of diseases like asthma and certain forms of cancer and their links with environmental exposures, it provides them with a deeper insight into environmental health issues in general, and the ability to make more informed, rational decisions about them.

Synopsis:

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 leukemia clusters around nuclear plants are discussed and how scientists asses 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.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction: What We Hope to Do

2. Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Fallout, and Dental X-Rays

3. Radon in Your Basement

4. Childhood Leukemia Near Nuclear Plants

5. Breast Cancer, Part 1: The Rise of Activism and the Pesticide Hypothesis

6. Breast Cancer, Part 2: Testing the Pesticide Hypothesis

7. Power Lines, Magnetic Fields, and Cancer

8. Cancer from the Landfill?

9. Asthma, Allergy, and Air Pollution

10. Summary: Lessons from a Disaster

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195139945
Author:
Goldstein, Inge F.
Author:
Goldstein, Martin
Author:
null, Inge F.
Author:
null, Martin
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Administration
Subject:
Toxicology
Subject:
Health Risk Assessment
Subject:
Environmental health
Subject:
Risk assessment
Subject:
Medicine | Public Health
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
no. 14
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
86 halftones, maps and line illus.
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 in 1.41 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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 leukemia clusters around nuclear plants are discussed and how scientists asses 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.
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