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How much risk? : a guide to understanding environmental health hazards

Author: Inge F Goldstein; Martin Goldstein
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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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, environmental factors and asthma, pesticides and breast cancer and leukaemia clusters around nuclear plants are discussed and how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Goldstein, Inge F.
How much risk?.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001021985
(OCoLC)45879545
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Inge F Goldstein; Martin Goldstein
ISBN: 0195139941 9780195139945 9780198032052 0198032056 1280481315 9781280481314
OCLC Number: 70742900
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 338 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction: what we hope to do --
Atomic bombs, nuclear fallout, and dental x-rays --
Radon in your basement --
Childhood leukemia near nuclear plants --
Breast cancer part 1: the rise of activism and the pesticide hypothesis --
Breast cancer part 2: testing the pesticide hypothesis --
Power lines, magnetic fields, and cancer --
Cancer from the landfill? --
Asthma, allergy, and air pollution --
Summary: lessons from a disaster.
Responsibility: Inge F. Goldstein, Martin Goldstein.
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