The Analysis, Communication, and Perception of Risk

Hardcover | April 30, 1991

EditorB.John Garrick, Willard C. Gekler

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Risk analys is specialists from diverse disciplines assess the common problems of societal and individual risks, examining the analytical tools for assessing environmental effects and for modeling risks from engineered systems and other human activities; methods of analyzing health effects, including dose-response relationships, especially at low exposure levels; issues of risk perception, communication, acceptability, and human touch; and such issues as cost-benefit analysis and the risk-based approach to decision analysis. Threats discussed include air toxics, radon exposure, toxic chemicals in water, radioactive waste, different classes of carcinogens, solid wastes, oil spills, AIDS, and earthquakes. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Risk analys is specialists from diverse disciplines assess the common problems of societal and individual risks, examining the analytical tools for assessing environmental effects and for modeling risks from engineered systems and other human activities; methods of analyzing health effects, including dose-response relationships, e...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:726 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:April 30, 1991Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:030643833X

ISBN - 13:9780306438332

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