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

Hardcover | December 15, 2001

byInge F. Goldstein, Martin Goldstein

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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, environmentalfactors and asthma, pesticides and breast cancer and leukemia clusters around nuclear plants are discussed, and how scientists assess these risks is illuminated. This book will enable readers to better understand environmental health issues, and with the proper scientific understanding, makeinformed, rational decisions about them.

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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, environmentalfactors and asthma, pesticides and breast c...

Inge F. Goldstein is at Columbia University School of Public Health. Martin Goldstein is at Yeshiva University (Emeritus).

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Format:HardcoverPublished:December 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195139941

ISBN - 13:9780195139945

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction: What We Hope to Do2. Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Fallout, and Dental X-Rays3. Radon in Your Basement4. Childhood Leukemia Near Nuclear Plants5. Breast Cancer, Part 1: The Rise of Activism and the Pesticide Hypothesis6. Breast Cancer, Part 2: Testing the Pesticide Hypothesis7. Power Lines, Magnetic Fields, and Cancer8. Cancer from the Landfill?9. Asthma, Allergy, and Air Pollution10. Summary: Lessons from a DisasterBibliographyIndex

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"...enjoyable reading and offers easy access to what is a complex field. It provides an excellent introduction for those who are relatively new to public health as well as for public health specialists who may wish to learn more about environmental issues."--Journal of Public HealthMedicine